S.I. 702 of 2007
SOCIAL WELFARE AND PENSIONS ACT 2007 (SECTION 9) (COMMENCEMENT) ORDER 2007
(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)
This Order provides for the commencement of Section 9 (other than paragraphs (b), (e)(i), (g)(i) and (i) of that section) of the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2007
Section 9 contains an amendment of the provisions governing the means test for the purposes of Jobseeker's Allowance, Pre-Retirement Allowance, Disability Allowance and Farm Assist. The amendment provides that the means of a couple will be halved where the claimant's spouse or partner is in receipt of a social welfare payment in his or her own right, or is participating in certain approved courses.
This section comes into effect on 26 September 2007.