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The Welfare Supplementary Payment (Loss of Carer Payments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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PART 1Introduction

Citation and commencement

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Welfare Supplementary Payment (Loss of Carer Payments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016.

(2) These Regulations come into operation on 20th July 2016.

Interpretation

2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“the 1998 Order” means the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998(1),

“award” in relation to disability living allowance, means the award having effect immediately prior to its termination under regulation 17(1) of the Transitional Provisions Regulations(2),

“caree” means a person being cared for on the transition date,

“disability living allowance” means disability living allowance under section 71 of the Contributions and Benefits Act(3),

“transitional assessment determination” means the determination, under regulation 4 of the Personal Independence Payment Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016(4) of a claim for personal independence payment made by a transfer claimant,

“transfer claimant” has the same meaning as in the Transitional Provisions Regulations,

“the Transitional Provisions Regulations” means the Personal Independence Payment (Transitional Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016.

(2) The transition date is the date on which—

(a)the Department sends a notification to the caree, in accordance with regulation 3(1) of the Transitional Provisions Regulations, inviting the caree to make a claim for personal independence payment, or

(b)the caree makes a claim for personal independence payment in accordance with regulation 4 of the Transitional Provisions Regulations.

Welfare supplementary payments

3.—(1) Welfare supplementary payment is payable in accordance with these Regulations.

(2) Welfare supplementary payment is payable on transition of a caree from disability living allowance to personal independence payment under—

(a)Part 2 (as a result of loss of carer’s allowance),

(b)Part 3 (as a result of loss of carer premium),

(c)Part 4 (as a result of loss of income support for carers),

(d)Part 5 (as a result of loss of additional amount in respect of carers under state pension credit).

(3) But a person is not entitled to more than one welfare supplementary payment under these Regulations at a time.

(3)

Section 71 was amended by Article 64(1) of the Welfare Reform and Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/3147 (N.I. 11))

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