S.I. No 702 of 2007.


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S.I. 702 of 2007

SOCIAL WELFARE AND PENSIONS ACT 2007 (SECTION 9) (COMMENCEMENT) ORDER 2007

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(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.

 


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