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Welfare Reform Act 2009

Section 26: Repeal of sections 62 to 66 of the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000

160.Section 26 provides for the repeal of sections 62 to 66 of the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000. This brings to an end a pilot scheme which has been in operation in Derbyshire, Hertfordshire, Teesside and West Midlands since October 2001. In these areas benefit sanctions have been applied to offenders found to be in breach of specified community orders. The pilot scheme applies to offenders in the pilot areas who are aged between 18 and 59 and receiving jobseeker’s allowance, income support or certain training allowances.

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