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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2016 No. 411 (C. 32)

Social Security

The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (Commencement No. 6 and Saving Provision) Order 2016

Made

23rd November 2016

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by article 2(2) and (4) of the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015(1).

Those powers are exercisable by the Secretary of State by virtue of Article 4(1)(a) of that Order.

Citation and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (Commencement No. 6 and Saving Provision) Order 2016.

(2) In this Order, “community care grant” and “crisis loan” have the same meaning as in Part 8 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (the social fund)(2).

Provisions coming into force on 28th November 2016

2.—(1) The following provisions of the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 come into force on 28th November 2016, in so far as they relate to a community care grant or a crisis loan.

(2) In Part 4 (other benefit changes)—

(a)Articles 76(1) and (3) to (8) (ending of discretionary payments);

(b)paragraphs 1 to 3 of Schedule 8 (social fund discretionary payments: consequential amendments).

(3) In Part 7 of Schedule 12 (repeals: social fund: ending of discretionary payments), the repeals relating to—

(a)the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992;

(b)sections 10 and 147 of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992;

(c)Articles 9(1)(b), 10(1), 11(1), 36 and 38 of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998.

Provisions coming into force on 31st March 2017

3.—(1) The following provisions of the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 come into force on 31st March 2017.

(2) In Part 4 (other benefit changes)—

(a)Article 76(2) (abolition of the social fund commissioner);

(b)paragraph 4 of Schedule 8.

(3) In Part 7 of Schedule 12 (social fund: ending of discretionary payments: repeals), the repeals relating to—

(a)Part 1 of Schedule 4 to the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992;

(b)Article 37 of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998;

(c)the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Saving provision

4.  The repeals and amendments made by the provisions brought into force by Article 2 do not apply to an application for a community care grant or crisis loan made before 28th November 2016.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Damian Hinds

Minister of State,

Department for Work and Pensions

23rd November 2016

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into force provisions of the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/2006 (N.I. 1)) which repeal or amend legislation relating to the social fund and the Office of the Social Fund Commissioner.

Article 2 brings into force on 28th November 2016 repeals and amendments relating to community care grants and crisis loans made out of the social fund.

Article 3 brings into force on 31st March 2017 repeals and amendments relating to the office of the Social Fund Commissioner;

Article 4 makes a saving provision in respect of the repeals commenced by Article 2, so that applications for community care grants and crisis loans made before 28th November 2016 can continue to be determined after that date.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDERS

(This note is not part of the Order)

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.R. No.
Article 7 (partially)2nd May 20162016 No. 215
Articles 9 to 17 (partially)2nd May 20162016 No. 215
Articles 18 to 27 (partially)2nd May 20162016 No. 215
Article 29 (partially)2nd May 20162016 No. 215
Article 302nd May 20162016 No. 215
Articles 31 and 32 (partially)2nd May 20162016 No. 215
Article 332nd May 20162016 No. 215
Articles 36 to 382nd May 20162016 No. 215
Article 39 (partially)2nd May 20162016 No. 215
Articles 41 and 422nd May 20162016 No. 215
Article 43 (partially)2nd May 20162016 No. 215
Articles 45 to 47 (partially)2nd May 20162016 No. 215
Articles 48 and 492nd May 20162016 No. 215
Article 50 (partially)2nd May 20162016 No. 215
Articles 51 and 52 (partially)1st June 20162016 No. 234
Article 5317th February 20162016 No. 46
Article 542nd May 20162016 No. 215
Article 55 (partially)2nd May 20162016 No. 215
Article 5617th February 20162016 No. 46
Article 57 (partially)17th March 20162016 No. 46
Article 57 (remaining)28th November 20162016 No. 46
Article 5828th November 20162016 No. 46
Article 5917th February 20162016 No. 46
Article 60 (partially)2nd May 20162016 No. 215
Article 621st June 20162016 No. 234
Article 63 (partially)2nd May 20162016 No. 215
Article 6416th January 20172016 No. 46
Article 70 (partially)1st June 20162016 No. 234
Article 70 (remaining)31st October 20162016 No. 234
Article 7131st October 20162016 No. 234
Article 72 (partially)2nd May 20162016 No. 215
Article 72 (partially)1st June 20162016 No. 234
Article 72 (remaining)31st October 20162016 No. 234
Articles 73 and 7431st October 20162016 No. 234
Article 759th September 20162016 No. 325
Article 77 to 7917th February 20162016 No. 46
Articles 82 to 84 (partially)2nd May 20162016 No. 215
Articles 82 to 84 (remaining)20th June 20162016 No. 215
Articles 85 and 862nd May 20162016 No. 215
Article 8720th June 20162016 No. 215
Article 88 (partially)2nd May 20162016 No. 215
Article 88 (remaining)20th June 20162016 No. 215
Articles 89 to 912nd May 20162016 No. 215
Article 92 (partially)2nd May 20162016 No. 215
Article 92 (remaining)20th June 20162016 No. 215
Articles 93 and 9420th June 20162016 No. 215
Articles 96 to 992nd May 20162016 No. 215
Article 100 (partially)2nd May 20162016 No. 215
Article 100 (remaining)20th June 20162016 No. 215
Articles 101 and 10217th February 20162016 No. 46
Articles 103 to 1062nd May 20162016 No. 215
Article 107 (partially)17th March 20162016 No. 166
Article 1082nd May 20162016 No. 215
Article 109 (partially)4th April 20162016 No. 46
Articles 109 and 110 (partially)2nd May 20162016 No. 215
Articles 109 and 110 (partially)20th June 20162016 No. 215
Articles 111 to 11317th February 20162016 No. 46
Articles 115 and 1164th April 20162016 No. 46
Articles 117 and 118 (partially)2nd May 20162016 No. 215
Articles 117 and 118 (remaining)9th September 20162016 No. 325
Articles 120 to 12517th February 20162016 No. 46
Article 127 (partially)17th February 20162016 No. 46
Articles 129 to 13317th February 20162016 No. 46
Articles 135 to 14017th February 20162016 No. 46
Schedule 1 (partially)2nd May 20162016 No. 215
Schedule 2 (partially)2nd May 20162016 No. 215
Schedule 3 (partially)2nd May 20162016 No. 215
Schedule 5 (partially)2nd May 20162016 No. 215
Schedule 62nd May 20162016 No. 215
Schedule 7 (partially)2nd May 20162016 No. 215
Schedule 7 (partially)1st June 20162016 No. 234
Schedule 9 (partially)2nd May 20162016 No. 215
Schedule 9 (partially)20th June 20162016 No. 215
Schedule 102nd May 20162016 No. 215
Schedule 11 (partially)17th March 20162016 No. 166
Schedule 12 (partially)17th February 20162016 No. 46
Schedule 12 (partially)31st October 20162016 No. 234

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