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10 Power to supplement and mitigate loss of benefit provisionsU.K.

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(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations provide for any social security benefit to be treated for the purposes of [F1sections 6A to 9]

(a)as a disqualifying benefit but not a sanctionable benefit; or

(b)as neither a sanctionable benefit nor a disqualifying benefit.

(2)The Secretary of State may by regulations provide for any restriction in section[F26B,] 7, 8 or 9 not to apply in relation to payments of benefit to the extent of any deduction that (if any payment were made) would fall, in pursuance of provision made by or under any enactment, to be made from the payments and paid to a person other than the offender or, as the case may be, a member of his family.

(3)In this section “social security benefit” means—

(a)any benefit under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (c. 4) or the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 7);F3...

(b)any benefit under the Jobseekers Act 1995 (c. 18) or the Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/2705 (N.I. 15));

[F4(bb)any benefit under the State Pension Credit Act 2002 or under any provision having effect in Northern Ireland corresponding to that Act; or]

[F5(bc)any benefit under Part 1 of the Welfare Reform Act 2007 (employment and support allowance) or under any provision having effect in Northern Ireland corresponding to that Part;]

[F6(bd)any benefit under Part 1 of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 (universal credit) or under any provision having effect in Northern Ireland corresponding to that Part;]

[F7(be)any benefit under Part 4 of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 (personal independence payment) or under any provision in Northern Ireland which corresponds to that Part;]

[F8(bf)state pension or a lump sum under Part 1 of the Pensions Act 2014 or under any provision in Northern Ireland which corresponds to that Part;]

[F9(bg)bereavement support payment under section 30 of the Pensions Act 2014 or under any provision in Northern Ireland which corresponds to that section;]

(c)any war pension.

Textual Amendments

F1Words in s. 10(1) substituted (12.1.2010 for specified purposes, 1.4.2010 in so far as not already in force) by Welfare Reform Act 2009 (c. 24), s. 61(3), Sch. 4 para. 5(2); S.I. 2010/45, art. 2(1)(2)

F2Word in s. 10(2) inserted (12.1.2010 for specified purposes, 1.4.2010 in so far as not already in force) by Welfare Reform Act 2009 (c. 24), s. 61(3), Sch. 4 para. 5(3); S.I. 2010/45, art. 2(1)(2)

F4S. 10(3)(bb) inserted (2.7.2002 for the purpose of making regulations, 6.10.2003 in so far as not already in force) by 2002 c. 16, ss. 14, 22, Sch. 2, para.47; S.I. 2002/1691, art. 2; S.I. 2003/1766, art. 2(a)

F7S. 10(3)(be) inserted (8.4.2013 for specified purposes, 10.6.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Welfare Reform Act 2012 (c. 5), s. 150(3), Sch. 9 para. 47; S.I. 2013/358, art. 7(1)(2)(k), Sch. 3; S.I. 2013/1250, art. 2

F8S. 10(3)(bf) inserted (6.4.2016 unless brought into force earlier by an order under s. 56(1) of the amending Act) by Pensions Act 2014 (c. 19), s. 56(4), Sch. 12 para. 41

Commencement Information

I1S. 10 wholly in force at 1.4.2002; s. 10 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 20; s. 10 in force for specified purposes at 17.11.2001 and wholly in force at 1.4.2002 by S.I. 2001/3689, art. 2(1)(a)(b)

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