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The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (Commencement No. 8 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions) Order 2017

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Transitional provision: references to contributory employment and support allowance and contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance

23.  Where the amending provisions have come into force under Article 6(1) in relation to the case of a claim referred to in Article 6(2) (and any award that is made in respect of the claim), then, in relation to such a case, any reference in the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(1) or the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(2) to—

(a)a contributory employment and support allowance is to be read as if it included a reference to a new style ESA award; and

(b)a contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance is to be read as if it included a reference to a new style JSA award.

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