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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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14.  In regulation 15 (conversion decision that existing award does not qualify for conversion)(1)—

(a)in paragraph (1)—

(i)for “Subject to paragraphs (2A) and (4), paragraphs (2), (3) and (6)” substitute “Subject to paragraph (4), paragraphs (2) and (3);

(ii)for “or awards do” substitute “does”;

(b)for paragraph (2) substitute—

(2) P’s entitlement to an existing award of incapacity benefit or severe disablement allowance shall terminate by virtue of this paragraph immediately before the effective date of P’s conversion decision.;

(c)omit paragraphs (2A), (2B) and (6);

(d)in paragraph (4)(a)—

(i)for “the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations” substitute “the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2016”;

(ii)in paragraph (i), for “regulation 22(1)” substitute “regulation 18(1)”;

(iii)in paragraph (ii) ,for “regulation 23(2) (failure to attend for a medical examination to determine whether the claimant has limited capability for work)” substitute “regulation 19(2) (claimant may be called for a medical examination to determine whether the claimant has limited capability for work)”;

(e)in paragraph (5)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (c), omit “or awards”;

(ii)in sub-paragraph (d), omit “or those existing awards”;

(f)for paragraph (7) substitute—

(7) In this regulation paragraphs (2) and (3) are subject to regulation 17 (changes of circumstances before the effective date)..

(1)

Regulation 15 was amended by regulation 2(7) of S.R. 2010 No. 347.

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