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The Social Security (Coronavirus) (Further Measures) Amendment Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

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Universal credit – standard allowance and local housing allowance modifications

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2.—(1) In regulation 3(2) of the Social Security (Coronavirus) (Further Measures) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020(1) (universal credit – standard allowance modification), for “from the day specified in Article 1(1)(o) of the 2020 Up-rating Order” substitute “in the first assessment period that ends on or after 6th April 2020”.

(2) In relation to any determination of local housing allowance made on 31st March 2020 in accordance with paragraph (1) of regulation 4 of the Universal Credit Housing Costs (Executive Determinations) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016(2) (local housing allowance determinations), that regulation has effect as if—

(a)for paragraph (3) of that regulation there were substituted—

(3) Any local housing allowance determination made in accordance with paragraph (1) on 31st March 2020 is to take effect—

(a)in the case of a person who is entitled to universal credit on 6th April 2020, in the first assessment period that ends on or after 6th April 2020; and

(b)in any other case, on 6th April 2020.; and

(b)in paragraph (4) of that regulation, the definitions of “a person with an existing universal credit entitlement” and “tax year” were omitted.

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