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

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Amendment of the Child Support (Maintenance Assessments and Special Cases) Regulations

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38.—(1) The Child Support (Maintenance Assessments and Special Cases) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1992(1) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (4).

(2) In regulation 1(2) (interpretation)—

(a)after the definition of “claimant” insert—

“contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance” means an allowance under the Jobseekers Order as amended by the provisions of Part 1 of Schedule 12 to the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 that remove references to an income-based allowance, and a contribution-based allowance under the Jobseekers Order as that Order has effect apart from those provisions;; and

(b)after the definition of “training allowance” insert—

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

(3) After regulation 10B (Assessable income: state pension credit paid to or in respect of a parent with care or an absent parent)(2) insert—

Assessable income: universal credit paid to or in respect of the parent concerned

10C.(1) The circumstances prescribed for the purpose of the reference to universal credit in sub-paragraph (4) of paragraph 5 of Schedule 1 to the Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1991(3) (as that paragraph has effect apart from section 1 of the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act (Northern Ireland) 2000) are where the universal credit that is paid to or in respect of the parent concerned is calculated on the basis that the parent has no earned income.

(2) In paragraph (1) “earned income” has the meaning given in regulation 51 of the Universal Credit Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016..

(4) After paragraph 7 of Schedule 2 (amounts to be disregarded when calculating or estimating N and M) insert—

7A.  Any payment of universal credit..

(1)

S.R. 1992 No. 341; the Regulations were revoked in certain cases by S.R. 2001 No. 17 (as amended by S.R. 2003 No. 91) and S.R. 2012 No. 438

(2)

Regulation 10B was inserted by regulation 3(4) of S.R. 2003 No. 469

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