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The Social Security (Ireland) Order 2019

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Statutory Instruments

2019 No. 622

Social Security

The Social Security (Ireland) Order 2019

Made

13th March 2019

Coming into force in accordance with article 1

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 13th day of March 2019

Present,

The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council

This Order is made under the powers in section 179(1) and (2) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992(1), which provide that, for the purpose of giving effect to any agreement with the government of a country outside the United Kingdom providing for reciprocity in specified matters, Her Majesty may by Order in Council make provision for modifying and adapting specified legislation in its application to cases affected by such agreement or proposed alterations.

At Dublin, on 1st February 2019, a Convention on Social Security between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Ireland(2) was signed on behalf of those Governments. This Convention, which is referred to in this Order as “the Convention”, provides for existing reciprocal rights in the field of social security, enjoyed by British and Irish citizens (and certain family members and survivors) under the “Common Travel Area” arrangements(3) and the law of the European Union, to be protected following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

Article 65 of the Convention provides that the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Ireland shall notify each other in writing when the necessary internal procedures for entry into force have been completed. The Convention shall enter into force on the date of the later of such notifications.

In order to give effect to the Convention, therefore, Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred on Her by section 179(1) and (2) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 and of all other powers enabling Her to do so, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order as follows:

(1)

1992 c.5. Section 179 is to be amended by S.I. 2019/128 with effect from exit day and there are other amendments that are not relevant to this Order.

(2)

2019 Cm 49.

(3)

Covering the territories of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland.

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