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The Welfare Reform Act 2009 (Commencement No. 2 and Transitory Provision) Order 2010

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2.  (1)  10th February 2010 is the day appointed for the coming into force of—

(a)section 10 of the Act (power to direct claimant to undertake specific work-related activity); and

(b)section 35 of the Act (persons under pensionable age to take part in work-focused interviews etc.).

(2) The day appointed for the coming into force of section 14 of the Act (mobility component) is—

(a)11th April 2010, for the purpose only of conferring power to make regulations;

(b)15th October 2010, for the purposes only of assessing claims and making decisions on eligibility; and

(c)11th April 2011 for all other purposes.

(3) Subject to paragraph (4), 22nd March 2010 is the day appointed for the coming into force of—

(a)section 26 of the Act (repeal of sections 62 to 66 of the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000)(1);

(b)the entries in Part 3 of Schedule 7 to the Act (social security: other repeals and revocations) in respect of—

(i)in section 170(5) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992(2), paragraph (af) of the definition of “the relevant enactments” and paragraph (af) of the definition of “the relevant Northern Ireland enactments”;

(ii)paragraph 3(e) of Schedule 3 to the Social Security Act 1998(3);

(iii)the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000;

(iv)the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000(4);

(v)section 8(2)(b)(ii) (and the word “or” before it) and section 12(1) of the Social Security Fraud Act 2001(5);

(vi)the Criminal Justice Act 2003(6);

(vii)paragraph 20 of Schedule 3 to the Welfare Reform Act 2007(7);

(viii)the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008(8); and

(c)section 58(1) of the Act (repeals and revocations) so far as relating to the entries in sub-paragraph (b).

(4) In the case of a person who immediately before 22nd March 2010 is subject to a restriction under section 62 or 63 of the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000, the day appointed for the coming into force of the provisions of the Act referred to in paragraph (3) is the first day of the first benefit week to commence for that person on or after 22nd March 2010.

(5) 1st April 2010 is the day appointed for the coming into force of—

(a)the entries in Part 3 of Schedule 7 to the Act (social security: other repeals and revocations) in respect of—

(i)the Social Security Fraud Act 2001 (so far as they are not already in force);

(ii)the State Pension Credit Act 2002(9);

(iii)paragraph 23(3) of Schedule 3 to the Welfare Reform Act 2007; and

(b)section 58(1) of the Act (repeals and revocations) so far as relating to the entries in sub-paragraph (a).

(6) Subject to article 3, the day appointed for the coming into force of section 33 of the Act (attendance in connection with jobseeker’s allowance: sanctions) is—

(a)10th February 2010 for the purpose only of conferring power to make regulations; and

(b)6th April 2010 for all other purposes.

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