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The Universal Credit (Consequential, Supplementary, Incidental and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Amendment of the Social Security (Immigration and Asylum) Consequential Amendments Regulations

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29.—(1) The Social Security (Immigration and Asylum) Consequential Amendments Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000(1) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (4).

(2) In regulation 1(3) (interpretation)(2) after the definition of “personal independence payment”(3) insert—

“universal credit” means universal credit under Part 2 of the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015..

(3) In regulation 2 (persons not excluded from specified benefits under section 115 of the Act)—

(a)after paragraph (1) insert—

(1A) For the purposes of entitlement to universal credit, a person falling within a category or description of persons specified in paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 of Part I of the Schedule is a person to whom section 115 of the Act does not apply.; and

(b)in paragraph (5)—

(i)after “entitlement to” insert “universal credit,”,

(ii)for “a jobseeker’s allowance” substitute “an income-based jobseeker’s allowance under the Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995”, and

(iii)before “employment and support allowance” insert “income-related”.

(4) In the heading to Part I of the Schedule (persons not excluded from certain benefits under section 115 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999)(4) after “entitlement to” insert “universal credit,”.

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The definition of “income-related employment and support allowance” was added by regulation 23(2) of S.R. 2008 No. 286

(3)

The definition of “personal independence payment” was inserted by regulation 24(2) of the Personal Independence Payment (Supplementary Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 S.R. 2016 No. 228

(4)

Part 1 of the Schedule was amended by regulation 23(5) of S.R. 2008 No. 286

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