The Universal Credit (Restriction on Amounts for Children and Qualifying Young Persons) (Transitional Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019

Document Number:2019 No. 3
 
FREE EXCERPT

Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

Social Security

Made

3.00 p.m. on 14 th January 2019

Laid before Parliament

5.00 p.m. on 14 th January 2019

Coming into operation

1 st February 2019

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by Articles 15(4) and 48(1) and (2) and paragraphs 1(1) and 3(1)(b) of Schedule 6 to the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015(1) and Article 10(6) of the Welfare Reform and Work (Northern Ireland) Order 2016(2).

Those 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 (Restriction on Amounts for Children and Qualifying Young Persons) (Transitional Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019.

    (2) These Regulations come into operation on 1 st February 2019.

    Amendment to the Universal Credit Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

  2. In regulation 25 A(3) of the Universal Credit Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016(3) (availability of the child element where maximum exceeded) for “in the circumstances” to “Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016” substitute “if the child or qualifying young person was born before 6 th April 2017.”

    Amendments to the Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

  3. —(1) The Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016(4) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3).

    (2) Omit regulation 40 (restriction on claims for universal credit during the interim period).

    (3) Omit regulation 41 (availability of the child element where maximum exceeded - transitionally protected children and qualifying young persons).

    Consequential Amendments

  4. —(1) The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (Commencement No. 8 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions) Order 2017(5) is amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3).

    (2) In Article 8(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) omit “or regulation 40 of those Regulations (restriction on claims for universal credit during the interim period)”(6).

    (3) In Article 24(2) (transitional provision: claims for housing benefit, income support or...

To continue reading

REQUEST YOUR TRIAL