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The Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment, Jobseeker's Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance (Claims and Payments) Regulations 2013

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 General

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Use of electronic communications

    4. 4.Consequential amendments

    5. 5.Disapplication of section 1(1A) of the Administration Act

  3. PART 2 Claims

    1. 6.Claims not required for entitlement to universal credit in certain cases

    2. 7.Claims not required for entitlement to an employment and support allowance in certain cases

    3. 8.Making a claim for universal credit

    4. 9.Claims for universal credit by members of a couple

    5. 10.Date of claim for universal credit

    6. 11.Making a claim for personal independence payment

    7. 12.Date of claim for personal independence payment

    8. 13.Making a claim for an employment and support allowance by telephone

    9. 14.Date of claim for an employment and support allowance where claim made by telephone

    10. 15.Making a claim for an employment and support allowance in writing

    11. 16.Date of claim for an employment and support allowance where claim made in writing

    12. 17.Claims for an employment and support allowance where no entitlement to statutory sick pay

    13. 18.Special provisions where it is certified that a woman is expected to be confined or where she has been confined

    14. 19.Making a claim for a jobseeker's allowance: attendance at an appropriate office

    15. 20.Date of claim where a person claiming a jobseeker's allowance is required to attend at an appropriate office

    16. 21.Making a claim for a jobseeker's allowance in writing

    17. 22.Date of claim for a jobseeker's allowance where claim made in writing

    18. 23.Making a claim for a jobseeker's allowance by telephone

    19. 24.Date of claim for a jobseeker's allowance where claim made by telephone

    20. 25.Interchange with claims for other benefits

    21. 26.Time within which a claim for universal credit is to be made

    22. 27.Time within which a claim for personal independence payment is to be made

    23. 28.Time within which a claim for an employment and support allowance is to be made

    24. 29.Time within which a claim for a jobseeker's allowance is to be made

    25. 30.Amendment of claim

    26. 31.Withdrawal of claim

    27. 32.Advance claim for and award of universal credit

    28. 33.Advance claim for and award of personal independence payment

    29. 34.Advance claim for and award of an employment and support allowance or a jobseeker's allowance

    30. 35.Attendance in person

    31. 36.Duration of awards

  4. PART 3 Evidence, information and notification of changes of circumstances

    1. 37.Evidence and information in connection with a claim

    2. 38.Evidence and information in connection with an award

    3. 39.Alternative means of notifying changes of circumstances

    4. 40.Information to be provided to rent officers

    5. 41.Evidence and information required from pension fund holders

    6. 42.Notification for purposes of sections 111A and 112 of the Administration Act

    7. 43.Notification of changes of circumstances affecting a jobseeker's allowance or an employment and support allowance for purposes of sections 111A and 112 of the Administration Act

    8. 44.Notification of changes of circumstances affecting personal independence payment or universal credit for purposes of sections 111A and 112 of the Administration Act

  5. PART 4 Payments

    1. 45.Time of payment: general provision

    2. 46.Direct credit transfer

    3. 47.Payment of universal credit

    4. 48.Payment of personal independence payment

    5. 49.Days for payment of personal independence payment

    6. 50.Payment of personal independence payment at a daily rate between periods in hospital or other accommodation

    7. 51.Payment of an employment and support allowance

    8. 52.Payment of a jobseeker's allowance

    9. 53.Fractional amounts of benefit

    10. 54.Payment to persons under age 18

    11. 55.Extinguishment of right to payment if payment is not obtained within the prescribed period

    12. 56.Payments on death

  6. PART 5 Third parties

    1. 57.Persons unable to act

    2. 58.Payment to another person on the claimant's behalf

    3. 59.Direct payment to lender of deductions in respect of interest on secured loans

    4. 60.Deductions which may be made from benefit and paid to third parties

  7. PART 6 Mobility component of personal independence payment

    1. 61.Cases where mobility component of personal independence payment not payable

    2. 62.Payment of personal independence payment on behalf of a claimant (Motability)

    3. 62A.Recovery of expenses

    4. 63.Power for the Secretary of State to terminate an arrangement (Motability)

    5. 64.Restriction on duration of arrangements by the Secretary of State (Motability)

  8. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      POWERS EXERCISED IN MAKING THESE REGULATIONS

      1. 1.The following provisions of the Administration Act—

      2. 2.Paragraph 7A of Schedule 2 to the Abolition of Domestic...

      3. 3.Paragraph 6 of Schedule 4 to the Local Government Finance...

      4. 4.Section 24(2)(b), (c) and (d) and section 30 of the...

      5. 5.Section 43(2) of the 1991 Act .

      6. 6.Paragraphs 1 and 6(2)(b) of Schedule 4 and paragraph 6...

      7. 7.Sections 32 and 92 of, and paragraph 3(1)(a), (b), (2)(a),...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

      1. PART 1 USE OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

        1. 1.Use of electronic communications by the Secretary of State

        2. 2.Conditions for the use of electronic communications by other persons

        3. 3.Use of intermediaries

      2. PART 2 EVIDENTIAL PROVISIONS

        1. 4.Effect of delivering information by electronic communications

        2. 5.Proof of delivery

        3. 6.Proof of identity

        4. 7.Proof of content

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

      1. 1.(1) The Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations 1987 are...

      2. 2.In paragraph (6) of regulation 16 (limitations on deductions from...

      3. 3.In paragraph (5) of regulation 82 (who may claim) of...

      4. 4.(1) Regulation 9 (repayment of an integration loan) of the...

      5. 5.In paragraph (1)(g) of regulation 6 (prescribed persons) of the...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      SPECIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO CLAIMS FOR A JOBSEEKER'S ALLOWANCE DURING PERIODS CONNECTED WITH PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

      1. 1.In this Schedule and regulation 36(2)— (a) “public holiday” means—...

      2. 2.Where a claim for a jobseeker's allowance is made during...

      3. 3.For the purposes of paragraph 2 the periods are—

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      DIRECT PAYMENT TO LENDER OF DEDUCTIONS IN RESPECT OF INTEREST ON SECURED LOANS

      1. 1.Interpretation

      2. 2.Relevant claimants and benefits from which payments are to be made

      3. 3.Circumstances in which direct payments of loan interest to be made

      4. 4.Determining the amount to be paid to a qualifying lender

      5. 5.Determining the amount to be paid to a qualifying lender: more than one loan

      6. 6.Qualifying lenders to apply direct payments in discharge of borrower's liability

      7. 7.Application by qualifying lenders of any amount which exceeds liability

      8. 8.Time and manner of payments

      9. 9.Fees payable by qualifying lenders

      10. 10.Election not to be regarded as a qualifying lender

      11. 11.Provision of information

      12. 12.Recovery of sums wrongly paid

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      DEDUCTIONS FROM BENEFIT AND DIRECT PAYMENT TO THIRD PARTIES

      1. 1.Interpretation

      2. 2.General

      3. 3.Limitations applicable to deductions made under this Schedule

      4. 4.Maximum amount

      5. 5.Priority as between certain debts

      6. 6.Housing costs

      7. 7.Rent and service charges included in rent

      8. 8.Fuel costs

      9. 9.Water charges

      10. 10.Payments in place of payments of child support maintenance

      11. 11.Eligible loans

      12. 12.Integration loans

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      DEDUCTIONS FROM BENEFIT IN RESPECT OF CHILD SUPPORT MAINTENANCE AND PAYMENT TO PERSONS WITH CARE

      1. 1.Interpretation

      2. 2.Deductions

      3. 3.Arrears

      4. 4.Apportionment

      5. 5.Flat rate maintenance

      6. 6.Notice

  9. Explanatory Note

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