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The Social Security (Housing Costs Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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6.—(1) This regulation applies to a person (“P”) where, for the purpose of determining whether P’s entitlement to a relevant benefit includes an amount for housing costs, the Department determines that P is entitled or required to be treated as entitled to one or more relevant benefits for a continuous period which includes 31st March 2016.

(2) Where this regulation applies to P, the provisions of—

(a)Schedule 3 to the Income Support (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987;

(b)Schedule 2 to the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996; and

(c)Schedule 6 to the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008,

as modified by the Social Security (Housing Costs Special Arrangements) (Amendment and Modification) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 are to have effect in relation to P as if the amendments made by regulations 2 to 4 of these Regulations and the revocation made by regulation 5(1) had not been made.

(3) In this regulation, “relevant benefit” means—

(a)income support under the Income Support (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987;

(b)a jobseeker’s allowance under the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996; and

(c)an employment and support allowance under Part 1 of the Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2007.

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