The Universal Credit (Childcare Costs and Minimum Income Floor) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019

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The Universal Credit (Childcare Costs and Minimum Income Floor) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019

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2019 No. 173

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

Social Security

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at 11.43 a.m. on 9 th September 2019

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9 th September 2019

Coming into operation in accordance with regulation 1(2) and (3)

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by Articles 5 , 13(3)(a) and (4) , 17(1) and (3) and 48(1) of, and paragraph 4(1) , (3)(a) and (4) of Schedule 1 to, the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015(1).

These powers are exercisable by the Secretary of State by virtue of Article 4(1)(a) of the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015.

Citation and commencement

  1. —(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Universal Credit (Childcare Costs and Minimum Income Floor) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019.

    (2) This regulation and regulation 3 come into operation on 3 rd October 2019.

    (3) Regulation 2 comes into operation on 16 th October 2019.

    Childcare Costs

  2. In regulation 34 of the Universal Credit Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016(2)—

    (a) in paragraph (1)(a) (the childcare costs condition) for “before the end of that assessment period” substitute “before the end of the assessment period that follows the assessment period in which they are paid”;

    (b) after paragraph (2) insert—

    “(3) For the purposes of paragraph (2) , “the relevant notification period” in regulation 36 of the Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016(3) (effective dates for superseding decisions where changes notified late) means a period of time ending on the last day of the assessment period that follows the assessment period in which the charges for relevant childcare were paid.”.

    Minimum Income Floor

  3. In regulation 63(1)(b) (minimum income floor) of the Universal Credit Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 , after “apart from this regulation” insert “or...

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