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Social Security Fraud Act (Northern Ireland) 2001

Section 11: Consequential amendments

Section 11 makes consequential amendments to other legislation.

Section 11(1) makes a consequential amendment to the ‘breach of Community Order’ provisions in the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act in relation to joint claims to JSA.  It allows sanctions under this Act to be taken into account when determining the sanction to which a joint-claim couple is subject under that Act.

Section 11(2) makes a consequential amendment to the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 to create a right of appeal against the decision that a benefit has to be reduced or withdrawn.

Section 11(3) adds provisions of the Social Security Fraud Act (Northern Ireland) 2001 to the definitions of “relevant enactments” in section 149 of the Administration Act (functions of the Social Security Advisory Committee in relation to legislation and regulations).

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