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The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015

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Reduced dog licence fees for those in receipt of income-related benefits

Reduced fee for dog licences

133.—(1) The Dogs (Northern Ireland) Order 1983 is amended as follows.

(2) In Article 7 (fees for dog licences)—

(a)for paragraph (3)(b) substitute—

(b)a licence issued to a person who at the time of the application for the licence is—

(i)in receipt of an income-related benefit, or

(ii)a member of a couple in receipt of an income-related benefit;.

(b)after paragraph (9), insert—

(10) In this Article “income-related benefit” means—

(a)universal credit under the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015;

(b)state pension credit under the State Pension Credit Act (Northern Ireland) 2002;

(c)income support under section 123 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992;

(d)housing benefit under section 129 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992;

(e)income-based jobseekers allowance under the Jobseeker’s (Northern Ireland) Order 1995;

(f)income-related employment and support allowance under the Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2007;

(g)working tax credit under the Tax Credits Act 2002.

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