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Social Security Fraud Act 2001

Clause 12: Consequential amendments

141.Subsection (1) makes a consequential amendment to the ‘breach of Community Order’ provisions in the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000 in relation to joint claims to Jobseeker's Allowance. It allows sanctions under this Act to be taken into account when determining the sanction to which a joint-claim couple is subject under that Act.

142.Subsection (2) creates a right of appeal against the decision that a benefit has to be reduced or withdrawn.

143.Subsection (3) adds the Social Security Fraud Act 2001 to the definitions of "relevant enactments and relevant Northern Ireland enactments" in section 170 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (functions of the Social Security Advisory Committee in relation to the relevant enactments and the relevant Northern Ireland enactments).

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