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Welfare Reform Act 2009

Welfare Reform Act 2009

2009 CHAPTER 24

Commentary on Sections

Part 1 – Social Security

Section 9: Abolition of income support

92.This section provides for the abolition of income support and the repeal of its associated references when, as a result of changes made in this Act or otherwise, there are no longer any groups of people that require income support. There is scope in subsection (4) to provide any transitional protection necessary.

93.Subsections (9) and (10) provide that an order made under section 9(2) providing for section 124 of the Social security Administration Act 1992 (entitlement to income support) to cease to have effect is subject to the affirmative resolution procedure. Any orders made under section 9(4) associated with the abolition of income support will be subject to the negative resolution procedure, except where such provision is contained within the same order as provision under section 9(2). In the latter case the order would be subject to the affirmative resolution procedure.

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