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The Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments No. 3) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

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Amendment of the Income Support (General) Regulations

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2.—(1) The Income Support (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(1) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2) After paragraph 7 of Schedule 1B(2) (prescribed categories of person) insert—

Certain persons in receipt of the daily living component of personal independence payment

7A.  A person who is in receipt of the daily living component of personal independence payment at the enhanced rate but only where, immediately before receiving that benefit, the person was entitled to and in receipt of income support because he or she was treated as incapable of work under regulation 10(2)(a)(i) of the Social Security (Incapacity for Work) (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995(3)..

(3) In paragraph 17(c) of Schedule 9 (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings) after “the age of 65” insert “or, if it was higher at that time, pensionable age”.

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S.R. 1987 No. 459; relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 1996 No. 199, S.R. 2009 No. 418 and S.R. 2010 No. 345

(2)

Schedule 1B was inserted by regulation 22 of S.R. 1996 No. 1999. Paragraph 7 was amended by regulations 2(1)(b) and 3(2)(e) of S.R. 2009 No. 418 and regulation 2(2)(a) of S.R. 2010 No. 345

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