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The Personal Independence Payment (Supplementary Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Amendment of the Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) Regulations

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18.  In regulation 6 of the Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(1)(minimum ages for holding or obtaining licences)—

(a)for paragraph (3) substitute—

(3) In item 5, the age of 16 is substituted for the age of 17 in the case of a small vehicle driven without a trailer attached where the driver of the vehicle is a person—

(a)who fulfils the requirements set out in paragraph (3A); or

(b)who is in receipt of personal independence payment under Part 5 of the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 which includes the mobility component at the enhanced rate in pursuance of Article 84(2) of that Order.;

(b)after paragraph (3) insert—

(3A) The requirements referred to in paragraph (3)(a) are—

(a)the person has received an award of the higher rate component of the disability living allowance made in pursuance of section 73 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(2);

(b)the award mentioned in sub-paragraph (a) was in force immediately before the 16th birthday of that person; and

(c)the person has made a claim for personal independence payment under Part 5 of the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015..

(1)

S.R. 1996 No. 542; regulation 6(3) was amended by regulation 3(6)(c) of S.R. 2012 No. 170

(2)

Section 73 was amended by Article 64(3) of the Welfare Reform and Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1999, section 49 of and paragraph 1(2) of Schedule 7 to the Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2007 (c. 2 (N.I.)) and section 13 of the Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2010 (c. 13 (N.I.))

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