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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2017 No. 116

Social Security

The Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

Made

5th July 2017

Laid before Parliament

6th July 2017

Coming into operation in accordance with regulation 1

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by:

  • sections 122(1)(d), 132(4)(b), 171(1) and (3) to (5) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(1),

  • Articles 4(3B), 6(2), (5) and (12), 8H(7), 8J(5)(b) and (6), 8K(4)(b) and (5)(b), 14(1), (2), (3) and (4)(a) and (b), 21(4)(b) and (5)(b), 21A(4)(b) and (5)(b), 21B(1), (4)(b) and (6) and 36(2) of, and paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 1 to the Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995(2),

  • sections 15(1)(e) and 19(2) of the State Pension Credit Act (Northern Ireland) 2002(3),

  • sections 11H(7), 11J(3)(b), (4)(b) and (7), 12(3) and (4)(c), 13(3) and (4)(c) and 25(2)(a) of the Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2007(4), and

  • Articles 16(3)(a), 24(2)(d), 29(7), 31(6)(b), (7) and (8)(c), 32(4)(b), (5)(b) and (9)(c), 33(1) and (2)(f), 38, 43(3) and (6), 46, 48(1) and (2)(a) of, and paragraph 4(1) of Schedule 1 and paragraphs 1(1), 4(1)(a), 5(1), (2)(c) and (d) and (3)(a) of Schedule 6 to the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015(5).

Those powers are exercisable by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions by virtue of Article 4(1) of the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015(6).

(1)

1992 c. 7; section 171(1) was amended by paragraph 5 of Schedule 4 to, the Tax Credits Act 2002 (c. 21).

(2)

Article 4(3B) was inserted by section 11(5) of the Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2010 (c. 13 (N.I.)), Articles 21, 21A and 21B were inserted by Article 52 of the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/2006 (N.I. 1)) and are repealed by Schedule 12 to that Order from a date to be appointed. Articles 8J and 8K were inserted by Article 55 of that Order. Paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 was substituted by paragraph 6(6) of Schedule 3 to the Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2007 (c. 2 (N.I.)) and amended by regulation 7 of S.R. 2016 No. 236; paragraph 2 provides that questions about whether a person has limited capability for work are to be determined for the purposes of that Order in accordance with Part 1 of the Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2007 or Part 2 of the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015, as the Department considers appropriate in the person’s case.

(6)

Functions under or for the purposes of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992, the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland ) Act 1992 and the Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 are vested in the Department for Communities by virtue of Article 8(b) of S.R. 1999 No. 481 and section 1(7) of the Departments Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 (c.5 (N.I.)).

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