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The Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

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Amendment of the Personal Independence Payment Regulations

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15.  After regulation 23 of the Personal Independence Payment Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016(1) (persons residing in an EEA state other than the United Kingdom or in Switzerland to whom a relevant EU Regulation applies) insert—

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23A.(1) Regulation 16(b) does not apply in relation to a claim for personal independence payment where C has—

(a)been granted refugee status or humanitarian protection under the immigration rules; or

(b)leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom as the dependant of a person granted refugee status or humanitarian protection under the immigration rules.

(2) For the purposes of this regulation “immigration rules” means the rules laid before Parliament under section 3(2) of the Immigration Act 1971..

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S.R. 2016 No. 217, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations

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