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The Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 9, 11, 13, 14, 16 and 17 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions (Amendment) (No. 2)) Order 2014

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Amendment of the No. 9, 11, 13, 14, 16 and 17 Orders: cases to which the amendments apply

3.  This article applies in relation to a case where—

(a)a claim is made for universal credit, an employment and support allowance or a jobseeker’s allowance and, on the date on which the claim is made or treated as made, the claimant resides in one of the specified districts;

(b)a claim for universal credit is made and it is subsequently discovered by the Secretary of State that—

(i)in the case of a single claimant, the claimant gave incorrect information regarding the claimant residing in a specified district and the claimant did not reside in such a district on the date on which the claim was made; or

(ii)in the case of joint claimants, either or both of the joint claimants gave incorrect information regarding his or her (or their) residing in such a district and one or both of them did not reside in such a district on the date on which the claim was made;

(c)a claim for universal credit is treated as made by a couple in the circumstances referred to in regulation 9(8) of the Claims and Payments Regulations 2013 (claims for universal credit by members of a couple);

(d)a claim for universal credit is made by a former member of a couple who were joint claimants of universal credit, whether or not the claim is made jointly with another person, where the former member is not exempt from the requirement to make a claim by virtue of regulation 9(6) of the Claims and Payments Regulations 2013 (claims for universal credit by members of a couple), where the claim is made during the period of one month starting with the date on which notification is given to the Secretary of State that the former joint claimants have ceased to be a couple;

(e)an award of universal credit is made without a claim in the circumstances referred to in regulation 6(1) or (2) of the Claims and Payments Regulations 2013 (claims not required for entitlement to universal credit in some cases); or

(f)an award of universal credit is made without a claim in the circumstances referred to in regulation 9(6), (7) or (10) of the Claims and Payments Regulations 2013 (claims for universal credit by members of a couple),

and the claim for universal credit, an employment and support allowance or a jobseeker’s allowance is made or treated as made, or, as the case may be, the award of universal credit is made without a claim, on or after 28th July 2014.

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