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Childcare Payments Act 2014

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31Power to provide for automatic termination of universal credit

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(1)Regulations may make provision for the purpose of securing that, where a person has made a valid declaration of eligibility—

(a)any award of universal credit made to the person, or to a person who is the person’s partner, is terminated,

(b)any claim which the person, or a person who is the person’s partner, has made for universal credit may not be proceeded with, and

(c)any entitlement of the person, or a person who is the person’s partner, to payments under relevant social security legislation ceases.

(2)The provision that may be made by regulations under subsection (1) includes—

(a)provision amending this Act, including—

(i)provision amending or repealing section 11, and

(ii)provision made in consequence of any provision made by regulations under subsection (1);

(b)provision conferring power on the appropriate national authority to make regulations containing—

(i)provision about calculating, in a case falling within subsection (1)(a) to (c), the amount of any payment to which a person is entitled;

(ii)provision modifying the application of any relevant social security legislation, or any provision made under any such legislation, in such a case.

(3)In subsection (2)(b) “the appropriate national authority” means—

(a)in relation to universal credit payable under Part 1 of the Welfare Reform Act 2012, the Secretary of State;

(b)in relation to universal credit payable under any provision made for Northern Ireland which corresponds to that Part of that Act, a Northern Ireland department.

(4)The following is “relevant social security legislation” for the purposes of this section—

(a)the Social Security Administration Act 1992;

(b)the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992;

(c)the Social Security Act 1998;

(d)the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (S.I. 1998/1506 (N.I. 10));

(e)Part 1 of the Welfare Reform Act 2012;

(f)any provision made for Northern Ireland which corresponds to that Part of that Act.

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