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The Welfare Supplementary Payment (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Amendments to welfare supplementary payment regime

    3. 3.Non-retrospective effect of provisions terminating or reducing welfare supplementary payment

  3. PART 2 RECOVERY OF OVERPAYMENT OF WELFARE SUPPLEMENTARY PAYMENTS

    1. 4.Application of this Part

    2. 5.Interpretation of this Part

    3. 6.Circumstances in which overpayment may be recovered

    4. 7.Means of recovery

    5. 8.Persons from whom overpayments may be recovered

    6. 9.Deduction from certain supplementary payments

    7. 10.Deductions from benefits

    8. 11.Deduction from earnings

    9. 12.Court action

    10. 13.Off-setting in the case of awards of benefit back-dated on appeal

  4. PART 3 AMENDMENTS TO WELFARE SUPPLEMENTARY PAYMENTS IN RESPECT OF THE BENEFIT CAP

    1. 14.Amendments to the Welfare Supplementary Payments Regulations

    2. 15.Amendment of the definition of welfare benefit

    3. 16.Timing of payments

    4. 17.Effective date of change in circumstances

    5. 18.Persons to whom welfare supplementary payments may be made

    6. 19.Termination of welfare supplementary payment if person ceases to be entitled to housing benefit

    7. 20.Termination of welfare supplementary payment if person ceases to be affected by benefit cap

    8. 21.Entitlement to welfare supplementary payment where couple separates

    9. 22.Effect of sanctions

    10. 23.Information sharing

  5. PART 4 AMENDMENTS TO WELFARE SUPPLEMENTARY PAYMENTS IN RESPECT OF CONTRIBUTORY EMPLOYMENT AND SUPPORT ALLOWANCE

    1. 24.Amendments to the Welfare Supplementary Payments Regulations

    2. 25.Meaning of limited capability for work

    3. 26.Effect of sanctions

    4. 27.Effective date of change in circumstances

    5. 28.Persons to whom welfare supplementary payments may be made

    6. 29.Information sharing

  6. PART 5 AMENDMENTS TO WELFARE SUPPLEMENTARY PAYMENTS IN RESPECT OF LOSS OF DISABILITY-RELATED PREMIUMS

    1. 30.Amendments to the Welfare Supplementary Payment (Loss of Disability-Related Premiums) Regulations

    2. 31.Definition of welfare benefit

    3. 32.Entitlement to welfare supplementary payment where couple separates

    4. 33.No termination of welfare supplementary payment if conflict related welfare supplementary payment applies

    5. 34.Persons to whom welfare supplementary payments may be made

    6. 35.Effect of sanctions

    7. 36.Information sharing

  7. PART 6 AMENDMENTS TO WELFARE SUPPLEMENTARY PAYMENTS IN RESPECT OF LOSS OF CARER PAYMENTS

    1. 37.Amendments to the Welfare Supplementary Payment (Loss of Carer Payments) Regulations

    2. 38.Definition of couple

    3. 39.Priority where claimant potentially entitled under more than one Part

    4. 40.Change in the amount of contributory benefit

    5. 41.Date payments cease if caree ceases to receive welfare supplementary payment for loss of disability living allowance

    6. 42.Termination of welfare supplementary payment if caree awarded daily living component of personal independence payment

    7. 43.Couples: termination of welfare supplementary payment on death of carer

    8. 44.Time limits for termination of welfare payment on death of caree

    9. 45.Persons to whom welfare supplementary payments may be made

    10. 46.Effect of sanctions

    11. 47.Change in the amount of welfare supplementary payment after person forms a couple

    12. 48.Welfare supplementary payment (under Part 3 or 5) where a couple separates

    13. 49.Information sharing

    14. 50.Change of circumstances: residency, care home, hospital, prison

  8. PART 7 AMENDMENTS TO WELFARE SUPPLEMENTARY PAYMENTS IN RESPECT OF LOSS OF DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE

    1. 51.Amendments to the Welfare Supplementary Payment (Loss of Disability Living Allowance) Regulations

    2. 52.Effective date of change of circumstances

    3. 53.Persons to whom welfare supplementary payments may be made

    4. 54.Change of circumstances: residency, care home, hospital, prison

  9. Signature

  10. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      RELEVANT BENEFITS

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      DEDUCTION FROM EARNINGS

      1. 1.(1) When acting under regulation 11, the Department must prepare...

      2. 2.Meaning of “earnings” etc.

      3. 3.Deduction by employer: general

      4. 4.Deduction by employer: particular cases

      5. 5.Notification to liable person

      6. 6.Payment to Department

      7. 7.Information from liable person

      8. 8.Notification to Department

      9. 9.Variation

      10. 10.Discharge

      11. 11.Lapse

      12. 12.Crown employment

      13. 13.Priority

      14. 14.Service by post

  11. Explanatory Note

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