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Welfare Supplementary Payments (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2022

Section 1: Time for qualifying for particular payments

Section 1 extends the period for which payments can be made as specified in Article 137A. This means that mitigation payments in respect of the Social Sector Size Criteria will be able to be made to persons where their entitlement to Housing Benefit or Universal Credit is affected at any time after 2 January 2017. There will be no new end date for these payments.

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