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The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (Commencement No. 14 and Savings and Transitional Provisions) Order 2019

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Amendment of the No. 8 Order

3.—(1) With effect from 1st February 2019, the No. 8 Order is amended in accordance with paragraph (2) and (3).

(2) In Article 8(1)(1) (transitional provision where the Department determines that claims for universal credit may not be made: effect on claims for employment and support allowance and jobseeker’s allowance) after “disability premium)” insert “or Article 2(11) of the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (Commencement No. 14 and Savings and Transitional Provisions) Order 2019 (no claims for universal credit by frontier workers)”.

(3) In Article 24 (transitional provision: claims for housing benefit, income support or a tax credit)—

(a)in paragraph (2)(2) after “Transitional Regulations” insert “or by virtue of Article 2(11) of the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (Commencement No. 14 and Savings and Transitional Provisions) Order 2019 (no claims for universal credit by frontier workers)”;

(b)in paragraph (4) omit “or a tax credit” in the words before sub-paragraph (a) and omit sub-paragraph (b);

(c)in paragraph (5) for the words “is or are entitled” to the end substitute “has or have an award of working tax credit or child tax credit respectively”;

(d)in paragraph (6), for the words “is or was, or persons are or were, entitled to” substitute “has or had, or persons have or had, an award of”;

(e)for (paragraph (7) substitute—

(7) In paragraph (5), the reference to a person having an award of a tax credit includes where the person is “treated as being entitled to a tax credit” in the circumstances referred to in regulation 9(1) and (2)(a) to (ca) of the Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2016(3) but as if, in regulation 9(1), for “For the purposes of regulations 5(7) and 6(4)” there were substituted “For the purposes of Article 24(5) of the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (Commencement No 8 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions) Order 2017”..

(1)

Article 8(1) was amended by regulation 3(2) of S.R. 2019 No. 2.

(2)

Article 24(2) was amended by regulation 3(3) of S.R. 2019 No. 2.

(3)

Regulation 9(1)(ca) was inserted by regulation 9(8)(a)(ii) of S.R. 2018.

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