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Personal Social Services (Preserved Rights) Act (Northern Ireland) 2002

Section 3 – Preserved rights: alignment of social security benefits

Section 3 provides for the termination of higher rates of income support and jobseeker’s allowance.  It requires DSD to exercise its powers under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (NI) Act 1992, and the Jobseekers (NI) Order 1995, so that the provisions relating to higher rates of income support and jobseeker’s allowance, payable to or in respect of persons with preserved rights, cease to have effect from the appointed day.

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