Regulations

A comprehensive library of every universal credit-related statutory instrument and statutory rule, with links through to legislation.gov.uk and to the rightsnet summary.

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Regulation Number YearExtentIssues Summary
Miscellaneous amendments

Universal Credit (Exceptions to the Requirement not to be receiving Education) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

166 2020

New regulations clarify policy intention behind exception to the universal credit basic condition not to be receiving education on the grounds of receipt of a disability benefit is that the additional requirement to have a limited capability for work determination, must be met on or before the date of claim to universal credit.

Miscellaneous amendments

Universal Credit (Exceptions to the Requirement not to be receiving Education) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

827 2020

New regulations clarify policy intention behind exception to the universal credit basic condition not to be receiving education on the grounds of receipt of a disability benefit is that the additional requirement to have a limited capability for work determination, must be met on or before the date of claim to universal credit.

Transitional provisions

Universal Credit (Managed Migration Pilot and Miscellaneous Amendments) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

826 2020 transitional-provisions

New legislation has been issued to correct a defect in the regulations that provide for a two-week run-on of income support, income-based jobseeker’s allowance and income-related employment and support allowance at the start of a universal credit claim.

Transitional provisions

Universal Credit (Managed Migration and Miscellaneous Amendments) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

165 2020 transitional-provisions

New legislation has been issued to correct a defect in the regulations that provide for a two-week run-on of income support, income-based jobseeker’s allowance and income-related employment and support allowance at the start of a universal credit claim.

Residence

Social Security (Income-Related Benefits) (Persons of Northern Ireland - Family Members) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

683 2020 residence-rules

Provide for amendments that enable family members of relevant people of Northern Ireland to access income-related benefits on broadly the same terms as family members of citizens of the Republic of Ireland.

Residence

Universal Credit (Great Britain Reciprocal Arrangements) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

129 2020 residence-rules

New regulations that give effect in Northern Ireland to reciprocal arrangements between Great Britain and Northern Ireland in relation to universal credit.

Residence

Universal Credit (Northern Ireland Reciprocal Arrangements) Regulations 2020

677 2020 residence-rules

Give effect in Great Britain to reciprocal arrangements between Great Britain and Northern Ireland in relation to universal credit.

Miscellaneous amendments

Universal Credit (Persons who have attained state pension credit qualifying age) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

119 2020 transitional-provisions natural-migration

Make provision for the run-on of universal credit in the assessment period that a claimant reaches state pension age and related changes.

Miscellaneous amendments

Universal Credit (Persons who have attained state pension credit qualifying age) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

655 2020 transitional-provisions natural-migration

Make provision including for a run-on of universal credit in the assessment period that a claimant reaches state pension age.

Calculating income and capital

Social Security (Income and Capital) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

108 2020

Make amendments to ensure that extra-statutory payments, including compensation for people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, are disregarded from universal credit and other means-tested benefits.

Calculating income and capital

Social Security (Income and Capital) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2020

618 2020

Make amendments to ensure that extra-statutory payments, including compensation for people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, are disregarded from universal credit and other means-tested benefits.

Miscellaneous amendments

Universal Credit (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

107 2020 childcare notifying-changes-of-circumstances benefit-cap

Make amendments in relation to the calculation of the earnings threshold for the purpose of the benefit cap grace period, the use of the Landlord Portal to request and report changes in housing costs and in relation to childcare provisions.

Miscellaneous amendments

Universal Credit (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2020

611 2020 notifying-changes-of-circumstances benefit-cap

Make amendments in relation to the calculation of the earnings threshold for the purpose of the benefit cap grace period in universal credit and the use of the Landlord Portal to request and report changes in housing costs.

Calculating income and capital

Universal Credit (Coronavirus) (Self-employed Claimants and Reclaims) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

85 2020 treated-as-reclaiming-after-nil-award initial-claims assessment-of-self-employed-earnings

Make provision in relation to the treatment of Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) and Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) payments tp self-employed universal credit claimants, and in relation to when a claimant can be treated as re-claiming where no award is made on an initial claim, or where a person ceases to be entitled to an award.

Calculating income and capital

Universal Credit (Coronavirus) (Self-employed Claimants and Reclaims) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

522 2020 treated-as-reclaiming-after-nil-award initial-claims assessment-of-self-employed-earnings

Make provision in relation to the treatment of Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) and Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) payments to self-employed universal credit claimants, and in relation to when a claimant can be treated as re-claiming where no award is made on an initial claim, or where a person ceases to be entitled to an award.

Miscellaneous amendments

Social Security (Coronavirus) (Prisoners) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

63 2020 prisoners-on-temporary-release

Make provision for individuals on temporary release from prison to access universal credit during the period of that release during the COVID-19 outbreak.

NB - in Scotland prisoners are released under different powers which mean that universal credit can be paid to them without amending the reference to temporary release.

Miscellaneous amendments

Social Security (Coronavirus) (Further Measures) Amendment Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

61 2020 uprating-effective-dates-2020-2021 calculating-housing-costs-element-for-renters

Make provision in relation to the start dates for the increases to the standard allowance in universal credit for 2020/2021 and to local housing allowance rates for the purposes of calculating the housing costs element which are changed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Miscellaneous amendments

Social Security (Coronavirus) (Further Measures) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

53 2020 local-housing-allowance-increases-i2020-2021 work-search-and-work-availability-requirements minimum-income-floor-temporarily-relaxed standard-allowance-in-2020-2021 regular-and-substantial-caring-responsibilities carer-element assessment-of-self-employed-earnings calculating-housing-costs-element-for-renters

Provide for the Secretary of State to have discretion to apply a number of measures in relation to the minimum income floor, for the standard allowance in universal credit to be modified in relation to 2020/2021, to set the local housing allowance at the lower of rent at the 30th percentile of local rents and revised national caps, and to lift work search requirements during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Miscellaneous amendments

Social Security (Coronavirus) (Further Measures) Regulations 2020

371 2020 local-housing-allowance-increases-i2020-2021 work-search-and-work-availability-requirements minimum-income-floor-temporarily-relaxed standard-allowance-in-2020-2021 regular-and-substantial-caring-responsibilities carer-element assessment-of-self-employed-earnings calculating-housing-costs-element-for-renters

Provide for the Secretary of State to have discretion to apply a number of measures in relation to the minimum income floor, for the standard allowance in universal credit to be modified in relation to 2020/2021, to set the local housing allowance at the lower of rent at the 30th percentile of local rents and revised national caps, and to lift work search requirements during the COVID-19 outbreak

Miscellaneous amendments

Social Security (Coronavirus) (Further Measures) Amendment Regulations 2020

397 2020 uprating-effective-dates-2020-2021 calculating-housing-costs-element-for-renters

Make provision in relation to the start dates for the increases to the standard allowance in universal credit for 2020/2021 and to local housing allowance rates for the purposes of calculating the housing costs element which are changed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Miscellaneous amendments

Social Security (Coronavirus) (Prisoners) Regulations 2020

409 2020 prisoners-on-temporary-release

Make provision for individuals on temporary release from prison to access universal credit during the period of that release during the COVID-19 outbreak.

NB - in Scotland prisoners are released under different powers which mean that universal credit can be paid to them without amending the reference to temporary release.

Miscellaneous amendments

Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit (Coronavirus Disease) Regulations 2020

289 2020 treated-as-having-limited-capabilty-for-work assessment-of-self-employed-earnings minimum-income-floor-temporarily-relaxed assessing-capability-for-work

Include provision, in relation to benefits and the coronavirus outbreak, giving the Secretary of State discretion to treat affected universal credit claimants as having limited capability for work (LCW) and to suspend the application of the minimum income floor for self-employed claimants when they are treated as having LCW as a result of coronavirus or in the period following being treated as having LCW.

Miscellaneous amendments

Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit (Coronavirus) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

33 2020 treated-as-having-limited-capabilty-for-work assessment-of-self-employed-earnings minimum-income-floor-temporarily-relaxed assessing-capability-for-work

Include provision, in relation to benefits and the coronavirus outbreak, giving the Secretary of State discretion to treat affected universal credit claimants as having limited capability for work (LCW) and to suspend the application of the minimum income floor for self-employed claimants when they are treated as having LCW as a result of coronavirus or in the period following being treated as having LCW.

Work-related requirements

Universal Credit (Work-Related Requirements) In Work Pilot Scheme (Extension) Order 2020

152 2020 work-related-requirements

Extends the period for which the pilot scheme established under the Universal Credit (Work-Related Requirements) In Work Pilot Scheme and Amendment Regulations 2015 (SI.No.89/2015) has effect.

Local housing allowance

Housing Benefit and Universal Credit Housing Costs (Executive Determinations) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

14 2020

​Includes amendments to the Universal Credit Housing Costs (Executive Determinations) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 (SR.No.222/2016) that increase local housing allowance (LHA) rates by 1.7 per cent, in line with the consumer price index, and that also increase the national maximum LHA caps by 1.7 per cent.

Local housing allowance

Rent Officers (Housing Benefit and Universal Credit Functions) (Amendment) Order 2020

27 2020

​Includes amendments to the Rent Officers (Universal Credit Functions) Order 2013 (SI.No.382/2013) that increase local housing allowance (LHA) rates by 1.7 per cent, in line with the consumer price index, and that also increase the national maximum LHA caps by 1.7 per cent.

Implementation of welfare reform

Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015

2006 2015

Makes provision equivalent to the Welfare Reform Act 2012 for Northern Ireland with limited exceptions including in relation to sanctions and top-up payments.

Claims and payments

Social Security (Payments on Account of Benefit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

223 2016 advances

Provide for the introduction of ‘universal credit advances’ in place of existing interim payments and some crisis loans, and of ‘budgeting advances’ in place of existing budgeting loans.

Claims and payments

Social Security (Payments on Account of Benefit) Regulations 2013

383 2013 advances

Provide for the introduction of ‘universal credit advances’ in place of existing interim payments and some crisis loans, and of ‘budgeting advances’ in place of existing budgeting loans.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform and Work (Northern Ireland) Order 2016 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2017

46 2017

​Makes provision for the introduction of the two-child limit in universal credit in Northern Ireland.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform and Work (Northern Ireland) Order 2016 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2017

166 2017

Brings into force provisions in the Welfare Reform and Work (Northern Ireland) Order 2016 relating to the removal of the ability for the limited capability for work element to be paid to universal credit claimants and a provision which makes changes to the work-related requirements which apply to certain responsible carers in universal credit.

Children and childcare

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

173 2019

Make amendments that extend the period for reporting childcare costs by a month, and make it clear that all gainfully self-employed claimants are subject to the minimum income floor.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2016

215 2016

Commences provisions in preparation for the introduction of universal credit including regulation-making powers and provisions in relation to entitlement, awards, and claimant responsibilities.

Children and childcare

Social Security (Restrictions on Amounts for Children and Qualifying Young Persons) Amendment Regulations 2017

376 2017

Make provision to introduce a two-child limit for the purposes of universal credit, income support, jobseeker’s allowance and housing benefit.

Miscellaneous amendments

Social Security (Social Care Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

291 2017

Include amendments to the definition of ‘registered social worker’ for the purposes of universal credit.

Deductions

Fines, Council Tax and Community Charges (Deductions from Universal Credit and Other Benefits) Regulations 2013

612 2013

Make provision in relation to deductions from benefits to recover fines and compensation orders, and arrears of council tax and community charges on the introduction of universal credit.

Miscellaneous amendments

Universal Credit (Consequential, Supplementary, Incidental and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2013

630 2013

Make consequential amendments to primary and secondary legislation relating to the introduction of universal credit.

Miscellaneous amendments

Universal Credit (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2013

803 2013

Make amendments to universal credit legislation in relation to foster carers and Armed Forces personnel.

Local housing allowance

Rent Officers (Housing Benefit and Universal Credit Functions) (Amendment) Order 2013

1544 2013

Make amendments in relation to how and when local housing allowance rates are determined.

Miscellaneous amendments

Universal Credit (Consequential Provisions) (Childcare, Housing and Transport) (Wales) Regulations 2013

1788 2013

Make amendments to legislation in the fields of childcare, housing and transport relating to the introduction of universal credit and the abolition of income-related employment and support allowance and income-based jobseeker’s allowance.

Transitional provisions

Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) and Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2013

2070 2013

Make amendments including the removal of the temporary exemption for universal credit claimants in pathfinder areas from the benefit cap.

Housing costs element

Housing Benefit and Universal Credit (Size Criteria) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2013

2828 2013

Make amendments to allow an additional bedroom to be allocated under the size criteria where a severely disabled child who would normally be expected to share a bedroom is not reasonably able to do so due to their disability.

Miscellaneous amendments

Universal Credit and Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2014

597 2014

Make amendments in relation to the new social security benefits introduced under the Welfare Reform Act 2012, in particular, universal credit and new style contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) and employment and support allowance (ESA).

Benefit cap

Housing Benefit and Universal Credit (Supported Accommodation) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

771 2014

Make amendments to extend provisions that prevent the housing costs of those living in ‘exempt accommodation’ from being included in the calculation of the benefit cap.

Transitional provisions

Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

1626 2014

Make amendments to provisions concerning the transition from existing benefits to universal credit including replacement of definition of ‘exempt accommodation’ with that of ‘specified accommodation’.

Transitional provisions

Universal Credit (Digital Service) Amendment Regulations 2014

2887 2014

Make amendments to universal credit rules for areas where DWP is to test the ‘Digital Service’, including in relation to childcare costs and assessment periods, that do not apply in postcode areas where benefit is already in force.

Miscellaneous amendments

Universal Credit and Miscellaneous Amendments (No.2) Regulations 2014

2888 2014

Make amendments to a number of different regulations relating to universal credit and new-style jobseeker’s allowance and employment and support allowance, as well as to certain older benefits including income support and income-based jobseeker’s allowance - in particular, relating to the way earnings are calculated and to the way of assessing whether a person is determined as blind.

Local housing allowance

Rent Officers (Housing Benefit and Universal Credit Functions) (Local Housing Allowance Amendments) Order 2014

3126 2014

Makes provision for local housing allowance to rise by four per cent for specified categories of dwelling in some areas.

Income and capital

Universal Credit (Surpluses and Self-employed Losses) (Digital Service) Amendment Regulations 2015

345 2015

Make provision for the surplus earnings rule in universal credit.

NB - regulation 5, introduced from 11 April 2018 by SI.No.65/2018, provides for the Secretary of State to extend the ‘temporary de minimis period’ for surplus earnings by way of a determination - the most recent determination was made on 5 March 2020 extending the £2,500 threshold to 31 March 2021 and is published in the Guidance to the Welfare Reform Act 2012 Regulations.

Claims and payments

Universal Credit (EEA Jobseekers) Amendment Regulations 2015

546 2015

Make provision that removes the right of European Economic Area (EEA) nationals and their family members to claim universal credit and for all universal credit claimants, including EEA nationals, are subject to work-related requirements on the same basis.

Claims and payments

Universal Credit (Waiting Days) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

1362 2015

​Make provision for the introduction of a seven day period at the start of certain claims for universal credit in respect of which entitlement to benefit does not arise.

Income and capital

Universal Credit (Work Allowance) Amendment Regulations 2015

1649 2015

Make amendments that reduce the range of work allowances available to universal credit claimants from seven to two, amend the rates of work allowances for some claimants, and remove work allowances for claimants who are not responsible for a child or qualifying young person and do not have limited capability for work.

Local housing allowance

Rent Officers (Housing Benefit and Universal Credit Functions) (Local Housing Allowance Amendments) Order 2015

1753 2015

Makes amendments in relation to changes to local housing allowance assessments as a result of the four year freeze in benefit rates announced in the Summer Budget 2015 and clarifies the position for claimants with an ‘existing’ universal credit award.

Miscellaneous amendments

Universal Credit and Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2015

1754 2015

Make amendments including changes in relation to calculation of earnings, exemption from waiting days for care leavers and avoiding duplication of payments to carers.

Transitional provisions

Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

1780 2015

Make provision so that claimants in six month ‘re-award’ period of universal credit may not claim income support, housing benefit or tax credits.

Income and capital

Universal Credit (Surpluses and Self-employed Losses) (Change of coming into force) Regulations 2016

215 2016

Make provision for the further postponement of the universal credit ‘surpluses and self-employed losses’ regulations.

Overpayments and recovery

Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

232 2016

Make modifications to the requirements for notifications issued by HMRC when notifying someone of how an existing tax credit overpayment will be recovered such as through recovery by deductions from benefit including universal credit.

Miscellaneous amendments

Universal Credit (Consequential, Supplementary, Incidental and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

236 2016

Make amendments, the majority of which add a reference to universal credit, or to particular elements of universal credit, to existing legislation.

Benefit cap

Benefit Cap (Housing Benefit and Universal Credit) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

375 2016

Make provisions specific to universal credit including; that no amount of housing benefit is to be included when determining entitlement to welfare benefits, how the monthly level of the benefit cap will be applied, and three new categories of a claimant or young person that attract an exemption from the cap. In addition, the regulations extend the availability of discretionary housing payments to include all tenants affected by the reduced benefit cap.

Children and childcare

Universal Credit (Care Leavers and Looked After Children) Amendment Regulations 2016

543 2016

Make provision for a new definition of ‘care leaver’ and ‘looked after by a local authority’ for the purposes of universal credit.

Sanctions

ocial Security (Jobseeker’s Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

678 2016

Make amendments relating to sanction periods for repeat offences, and the write-off of sanctions and hardship payments for universal credit claimants with no work-related requirements.

Benefit cap

Benefit Cap (Housing Benefit and Universal Credit) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

909 2016

Make provisions specific to universal credit including; that no amount of housing benefit is to be included when determining entitlement to welfare benefits, how the monthly level of the benefit cap will be applied, and three new categories of a claimant or young person that attract an exemption from the cap.

Local housing allowance

Rent Officers (Housing Benefit and Universal Credit Functions) (Local Housing Allowance Amendments) Order 2016

1179 2016

​Makes amendments to the principal order to increase specified local housing allowance rates by three per cent in specified areas where there are high rent increases.

Housing costs element

Housing Benefit and Universal Credit (Size Criteria) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

70 2017

Make amendments including to allow an extra bedroom where the claimant or their partner requires overnight care or where due to disability a member of a couple is unable to share a bedroom.

Benefit cap

Universal Credit (Benefit Cap Earnings Exception) Amendment Regulations 2017

138 2017

Make amendments to how the earnings threshold for exception from the benefit cap for universal credit claimants is calculated.

Housing costs element

Universal Credit (Housing Costs Element for claimants aged 18 to 21) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

142 2017

Make provision to remove the amount to be included in an award of universal credit for housing costs for a renter who is aged 18 to 21, subject to all work-related requirements, and is a single person.

Local housing allowance

Universal Credit Housing Costs (Executive Determinations) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

144 2017

Make provision for a three per cent uplift of LHA rates, subject to a maximum LHA rate for each category of dwelling, used in the calculation of universal credit housing costs in designated broad market rental areas that have been subject to higher rental increases in Northern Ireland.

Benefit cap

Universal Credit (Benefit Cap Earnings Exception) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

145 2017

Make amendments to the earnings threshold for exception from the benefit cap for universal credit claimants.

Income and capital

Universal Credit (Reduction of the Earnings Taper Rate) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

147 2017

Amend the taper rate applied to earnings above any applicable work allowance to 63 per cent.

Income and capital

Universal Credit (Surpluses and Self-employed Losses) (Change of coming into force) Regulations 2017

197 2017

​Postpone the coming into force of the Universal Credit (Surpluses and Self-employed Losses) (Digital Service) Amendment Regulations 2015 (SI.No.345/2015) until 2 April 2018.

Housing costs element

Housing Benefit and Universal Credit (Size Criteria) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2017

213 2017

Make amendments including to allow an extra bedroom where the claimant or their partner requires overnight care or where due to disability a member of a couple is unable to share a bedroom.

Housing costs element

Universal Credit (Housing Costs Element for claimants aged 18 to 21) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

252 2017

Make amendments to remove entitlement to universal credit housing costs for a renter who is aged 18 to 21, subject to all work-related requirements, and is a single person.

Income and capital

Universal Credit (Reduction of the Earnings Taper Rate) Amendment Regulations 2017

348 2017

Amend the taper rate applied to earnings in excess of applicable work allowances to 63 per cent.

Housing costs element

Universal Credit (Tenant Incentive Scheme) Amendment Regulations 2017

427 2017

Make provision for reductions in a claimant’s rent or service charges applied by a provider of social housing under approved incentive schemes to be disregarded in the calculation of the housing costs element of universal credit.

Claims and payments

Universal Credit (Claims and Payments) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2017

436 2017

​Make amendments to extend payment flexibilities - twice-monthly payments and payments direct to a landlord in Scotland - to all full service claimants irrespective of date of claim.

Transitional provisions

Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2013

386 2013

The first set of transitional regulations (now revoked) that reflected the government’s decision to introduce universal credit from 29 April 2013 only for a small number of claimants in ‘pathfinder’ areas in Oldham, Warrington, Tameside and Wigan.

Local housing allowance

Universal Credit Housing Costs (Executive Determinations) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018

36 2018

Make provision for the continuation of a three per cent increase in local housing allowance rates in designated areas where there are high rent increases.

Local housing allowance

Rent Officers (Housing Benefit and Universal Credit Functions) (Amendment) Order 2017

1323 2017

Makes provision for the continuation of a three per cent increase in local housing allowance rates in designated areas where there are high rent increases.

Local housing allowance

Housing Benefit and Universal Credit Housing Costs (Executive Determinations) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018

209 2018

​Make amendments to the principal order to increase specified local housing allowance rates by 3 per cent in specified areas.

Local housing allowance

Rent Officers (Housing Benefit and Universal Credit Functions) (Amendment) Order 2018

1332 2018

​Makes amendments to the principal order to increase specified local housing allowance rates by three per cent in specified areas.

Miscellaneous amendments

Universal Credit (Miscellaneous Amendments, Saving and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2018

65 2018

Make changes to universal credit, including those announced in the 2017 Autumn Budget such as to allow for a transitional housing benefit payment and to abolish the seven waiting days at the start of a universal credit claim.

Miscellaneous amendments

Universal Credit (Persons Required to Provide Information, Miscellaneous Amendments and Saving and Transitional Provision) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018

92 2018

Make changes to universal credit, including those announced in the 2017 Autumn Budget such as to allow for a transitional housing benefit payment and to abolish the seven waiting days at the start of a universal credit claim, to bring Northern Ireland legislation into parity with legislation in Great Britain.

Income and capital

Social Security (Treatment of Arrears of Benefit) Regulations 2018

932 2018

Include provision relating to the disregard of benefit arrears payments or compensation of £5,000 or more in universal credit claims.

Miscellaneous amendments

Universal Credit and Jobseeker’s Allowance (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018

187 2018

Make miscellaneous amendments including in relation to; capital disregards in universal credit where a payment of arrears has been received during an earlier award; the ordering of children in relation to the two-child limit; the local housing allowance shared accommodation rate; and that ensure universal credit regulations align with tax regulation.

Miscellaneous amendments

Universal Credit and Jobseeker’s Allowance (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018

1129 2018

​Include amendments relating to the ordering of children in relation to the two-child limit, the local housing allowance shared accommodation rate, and that ensure universal credit regulations align with tax regulation.

Children and childcare

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

3 2019

Make provision for the continued payment of the child element in new claims to universal credit for all children born before 6 April 2017 (where entitlement exists).

Children and childcare

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

27 2019

Make provision for the continued payment of the child element in new claims to universal credit for all children born before 6 April 2017 (where entitlement exists).

Commencement order

Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (Commencement No. 7) Order 2017

118 2017

Includes provision to enable discretionary housing payments to be made to those entitled to universal credit.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (Commencement No. 9 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions) Order 2017

216 2017

​Makes provision for the introduction of universal credit in specified postcode areas from 15 November 2017 to 13 December 2017.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (Commencement No. 10 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions and Commencement No. 9 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions (Amendment)) Order 2018

1 2018

Makes provision for the introduction of universal credit in specified postcode areas from 17 January 2018 to 7 March 2018.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (Commencement No. 11 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions) Order 2018

97 2018

Makes provision for the introduction of universal credit in specified postcode areas from 16 May 2018 to 27 June 2018.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (Commencement No.12 & Transitional & Transitory Provisions and Commencement No.9, 10 and 11 & Transitional & Transitory Provisions (Amendment)) Order

138 2018

Makes provision for the introduction of universal credit in specified postcode areas from 5 September 2018 to 5 December 2018.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (Commencement No. 13 and Savings and Transitional Provisions and Commencement No. 8 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions (Amendment)) Order 2019

4 2019

Brings into force provisions which amend the State Pension Credit Act (Northern Ireland) 2002 to exclude mixed-age couples from entitlement to state pension credit.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (Commencement No. 14 and Savings and Transitional Provisions) Order 2019

7 2019

Makes provisions in relation to the abolition of tax credits including to prevent claims for universal credit by frontier workers and to remove the general exceptions in transitional provisions that permitted new claims for a tax credit by mixed-age couples, single claimants over pension age and couples where both members are over pension age.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (Commencement No. 13 and Savings and Transitional Provisions (Amendment)) Order 2019

107 2019

Makes provision for the availability of means-tested benefits where universal credit is or would be unavailable to a member of a mixed-age couple that is also prevented from claiming pension credit or pension-age housing benefit.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 33) Order 2019

1135 2019

Brings into force, from 18 July 2019, the remaining regulation-making powers for managed migration by commencing, in so far as they are not already in force, section 36 of, and Schedule 6 to, the Welfare Reform Act 2012.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 31 and Savings and Transitional Provisions (Amendment)) Order 2019

935 2019

Makes amendments to the principal order SI.No.37/2019 to provide for the availability of means-tested benefits where universal credit is or would be unavailable to a member of a mixed-age couple that is also prevented from claiming pension credit or pension-age housing benefit.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 32 and Savings and Transitional Provisions) Order 2019

167 2019

Commences subsection 1(f) of section 33 of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 (abolition of tax credits) from 1 February 2019 in Great Britain and Northern Ireland and, for Great Britain only, includes provision for removing the general exceptions in transitional cases that permitted new claims for a tax credit by mixed-age couples, single claimants over pension age and couples where both members are over pension age.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 31 and Savings and Transitional Provisions and Commencement No. 21 and 23 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions (Amendment)) Order 2019

37 2019

Brings into force paragraph 64 of Schedule 2 to the Welfare Reform Act 2012 which makes amendments that exclude mixed-age couples from entitlement to state pension credit.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 17, 19, 22, 23 and 24 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions (Modification)) (No.2) Order 2018

881 2018

Provides for the universal credit full service to be rolled out between 5 September and 12 December 2018 in the postcode areas set out in the Schedule to the Order, completing the roll-out of the full service across Great Britain.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 17, 19, 22, 23 and 24 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions (Modification)) Order 2018

532 2018

Provides for the expansion of the universal credit full service (‘Digital Service’ in legislation) to further postcodes between 2 May 2018 and 25 July 2018.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 9, 21 and 23 (Amendment), Commencement No. 11, 13, 17, 19, 22, 23 and 24 (Modification), Transitional and Transitory Provisions) Order 2018

138 2018

Provides for the expansion of the universal credit full service (‘Digital Service’ in legislation) to further postcodes between 7 February 2018 and 25 April 2018. It also provides for universal credit claimants who are living in temporary accommodation to claim housing benefit instead of the universal credit housing element from 11 April 2018.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 17, 19, 22, 23 and 24 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions (Modification)) Order 2017

952 2017

Provides for the expansion of the universal credit full service (‘Digital Service’ in legislation) to further postcodes between 4 October 2017 and 24 January 2018.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 29 and Commencement No. 17, 19, 22, 23 and 24 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions (Modification)) Order 2017

664 2017

Provides for the expansion of the universal credit full service (‘Digital Service’ in legislation) to postcodes administered by a total of 30 jobcentres on a weekly basis between 5 and 19 July.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 9 and 21 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions (Amendment)) Order 2017

483 2017

Makes provision to enable claims for income-related employment and support allowance, income-based jobseeker’s allowance, housing benefit, income support, and tax credits to be made where a person is prevented from claiming universal credit due to having more than two children or qualifying young people by virtue of regulation 39 of the Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2014 (SI.No.1230/2014).

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 19, 22, 23 and 24 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions (Modification)) Order 2017

584 2017

Provides for the expansion of the universal credit full service (‘Digital Service’ in legislation) to postcodes administered by a total of 13 jobcentres on a weekly basis between 3 May and 28 June 2017.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 11, 13, 16, 22, 23 and 24 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions (Modification)) Order 2017

57 2017

Provides for the expansion of universal credit full service (‘Digital Service’ in legislation) to postcodes administered by a total of 15 jobcentres on a weekly basis between 1 February and 26 April 2017.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 19, 22, 23 and 24 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions (Modification)) Order 2016

963 2016

Provides for the expansion of the universal credit full service (‘Digital Service’ in legislation) to postcodes administered by a total of 20 jobcentres on a weekly basis between 5 October and 14 December 2016.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 13, 14, 16, 19, 22, 23 and 24 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions (Modification)) Order 2016

596 2016

Provides for the expansion of the universal credit full service (‘Digital Service’ in legislation) to postcodes administered by a total of 16 jobcentres from 25 May, 29 June to 27 July 2016.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 27 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions and Commencement No. 22, 23 and 24 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions (Modification)) Order 2016

407 2016

Provides for the introduction of the universal credit Digital Service in postcodes administered by Croydon, London Bridge and Musselburgh jobcentres from 23 March 2016, and in Purley, Thornton Heath and Great Yarmouth jobcentres from 27 April 2016.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 26 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions and Commencement No. 22, 23 and 24 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions (Modification)) Order 2016

33 2016

Provides for the introduction of the universal credit ‘Digital Service’ in postcodes administered by Sutton, London Bridge, Hounslow and Croydon jobcentres from 27 January 2016 to 24 February 2016.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 25 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions) Order 2015

1930 2015

Makes provision for the universal credit ‘Digital Service’ to be extended to claimants in postcode part-districts SM5 1, SM5 3, SM5 9, SM6 0 and SM6 6 from 2 December 2015.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 24 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions and Commencement No. 9 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions (Amendment)) Order 2015

1537 2015

​Makes provision for the further roll-out of universal credit in stages from 21 September 2015 to 25 April 2016.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 23 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions) (Amendment) Order 2015

740 2015

Makes provision in relation to the further roll-out of the ‘Digital Service’ in consequence of a defect in SI.No.634/2015.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 22 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions) Order 2015

101 2015

​Makes provision for the further roll-out of universal credit in specified geographical areas between February and July 2015.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 21 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions) Order 2015

33 2015

Makes provision in relation to the further roll-out of universal credit, to reopen testing of the DWP’s ‘Digital Service’ in parts of Sutton from 28 January 2015.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17 and 19 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions (Amendment)) Order 2015

32 2015

​Amends a number of earlier commencement orders to make provision for the further roll-out of universal credit to claimants with responsibility for children.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 20 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions and Commencement No. 9 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions (Amendment)) Order 2014

3094 2014

Makes provision for the testing of the DWP’s ‘Digital Service’ in parts of Sutton.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 9, 11, 13 14, 16, 17 and 19 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions (Amendment)) Order 2014

3067 2014

Modifies the ‘gateway conditions’ by removing the condition that a claimant must not have responsibility for children or young persons in a case where the claimant resides in certain postcode districts or part-districts.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 19 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions and Commencement No. 9 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions (Amendment)) Order 2014

2321 2014

Makes provision for claims for universal credit to be made by claimants satisfying the ‘gateway conditions’ in designated postcode districts in the North West of England.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 9, 11, 13, 14, 16 and 17 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions (Amendment) (No. 2)) Order 2014

1923 2014

Makes amendments including to remove the condition that a claimant must be a single person in order for the universal credit provisions to come into force where a claim is made.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 9, 11, 13 14, 16 and 17 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions (Amendment)) Order 2014

1661 2014

Makes amendments to the universal credit ‘gateway conditions’, and also provides for the roll-out of universal credit to couples.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 17 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions) Order 2014

1583 2014

Makes provision for claims for universal credit to be made by claimants satisfying the ‘gateway conditions’ in areas in the North West of England.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 9, 11, 13, 14 and 16 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions (Amendment)) Order 2014

1452 2014

Makes changes relating to the introduction of universal credit, including replacement of ‘pathfinder group conditions’ with ‘gateway conditions’ for claims from 16 June 2014.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 16 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions) Order 2014

209 2014

Makes provision for claims for universal credit to be made by claimants satisfying the ‘pathfinder group conditions’ in Harrogate, Bath and Shotton between February and April 2014.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 14 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions) Order 2013

2846 2013

Makes provision for claims for universal credit to be made by claimants satisfying the ‘pathfinder group conditions’ in n the Rugby and Inverness pathfinder areas from 25 November 2013.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 13 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions) Order 2013

2657 2013

Makes provision for claims for universal credit to be made by claimants satisfying the ‘pathfinder group conditions’ in parts of Manchester and West London from 28 October 2013.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 11 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions and Commencement No. 9 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions (Amendment)) Order 2013

1511 2013

Makes provision for claims for universal credit to be made by claimants satisfying the ‘pathfinder group conditions’ in the Wigan pathfinder area from 1 July 2013, and the Oldham and Warrington pathfinder areas from 29 July 2013.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No.8 and Savings and Transitional Provisions) Order 2013

358 2013

Includes provisions to allow regulations to be made in relation to universal credit and in relation to claims and payments and decisions and appeals.

Claims and payments

Universal Credit (Claims and Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 2017

227 2017 payments

Make provision to request twice monthly payments and direct payment of housing costs to landlords for new full service universal credit claimants in Scotland on or after 4 October 2017.

Transitional provisions

Universal Credit (Miscellaneous Amendments and Transitional and Savings Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

146 2017 assessing-capability-for-work

Provide for the omission of references to the universal credit limited capability for work element which is no longer included in awards from 3 April 2017, and sets out the circumstances in which some claimants will be protected.

Transitional provisions

Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit (Miscellaneous Amendments and Transitional and Savings Provisions) Regulations 2017

204 2017 assessing-capability-for-work

Provide for the omission of references to the universal credit limited capability for work element which is no longer included in awards from 3 April 2017, and sets out the circumstances in which some claimants’ entitlement to the element will be protected.

Local housing allowance

Rent Officers (Universal Credit Functions) Order 2013

382 2013 calculating-housing-costs-element-for-renters

Provides for rent officers to make determinations relating to local housing allowance, which are used in calculating entitlement to the housing costs element of universal credit for tenants renting in the private sector and those in temporary accommodation.

Managed migration

Universal Credit (Managed Migration and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019

152 2019 managed-migration transitional-provisions

Set out the process for the managed migration of claimants from existing benefits to universal credit (with a restriction that a migration notice cannot be issued while the managed migration pilot is underway in Great Britain), the circumstances in which transitional protection is given and the manner in which it is calculated.

They also include provision in relation to certain claimants who were entitled to a severe disability premium, claimants who are self-employed and claimants in hardship as a result of managed migration.

In Work Pilot Scheme

Universal Credit (Work-Related Requirements) In Work Pilot Scheme (Extension) Order 2019

249 2019 work-related-requirements

Extends the period for which the pilot scheme established under the Universal Credit (Work-Related Requirements) In Work Pilot Scheme and Amendment Regulations 2015 (SI.No.89/2015) has effect.

In Work Pilot Scheme

Universal Credit (Work-Related Requirements) In Work Pilot Scheme (Extension) Order 2018

168 2018 work-related-requirements

Extends the period for which the pilot scheme established under the Universal Credit (Work-Related Requirements) In Work Pilot Scheme and Amendment Regulations 2015 (SI.No.89/2015) have effect

In Work Pilot Scheme

Universal Credit (Work-Related Requirements) In Work Pilot Scheme and Amendment Regulations 2015

89 2015 work-related-requirements

Establish a pilot scheme for the purpose of testing the imposition of work-related requirements on universal credit claimants in paid work where those requirements would otherwise be suspended by virtue of regulation 99(6) of the Universal Credit Regulations 2013 (S.I.No.376/2013).

Commencement order

Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (Commencement No. 8 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions) Order 2017

190 2017 natural-migration

Brings into force from 27 September 2017 provisions of the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (SI.No.2006/2015) introducing universal credit and abolishing income-related employment and support allowance and income-based jobseeker’s allowance.

Overpayments and recovery

Social Security (Overpayments and Recovery) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

224 2016 advances deductions

Make provision relating to recovery of amounts which are recoverable under social security legislation.

Decisions and appeals

Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

221 2016 revisions supersessions suspension-and-termination appeals calculating-housing-costs-element-for-owner-occupiers calculating-housing-costs-element-for-renters

Make provision about decision making and appeals for new style ESA and JSA, personal independence payment, and universal credit.

Claims and payments

Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance (Claims and Payments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

220 2016 appointees initial-claims payments notifying-changes-of-circumstances deductions

Make provisions about the making of claims for and the payment of those benefits and the circumstances in which payments may be made directly to a third party.

Claims and payments

Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance (Claims and Payments) Regulations 2013

380 2013 appointees deductions initial-claims payments notifying-changes-of-circumstances

Make provisions about the making of claims for and the payment of those benefits and the circumstances in which payments may be made directly to a third party.

Local housing allowance

Universal Credit Housing Costs (Executive Determinations) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

222 2016 calculating-housing-costs-element-for-renters

Require the Northern Ireland Housing Executive to determine broad rental market areas and local housing allowance rates to be used in calculating entitlement to the housing costs element of universal credit for tenants renting in the private sector.

Universal credit regulations

Universal Credit Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

216 2016 childcare capital child-and-disabled-child-elements sanctions carer-element assessing-capability-for-work work-related-requirements assessment-of-earned-income-for-employees-under-universal-credit calculating-housing-costs-element-for-owner-occupiers housing-cost-contribution claimant-commitment calculating-housing-costs-element-for-renters residence-rules liability-for-housing-costs benefit-cap bedroom-tax unearned-income assessment-of-self-employed-earnings hardship-payments two-child-policy natural-migration

Make provisions for universal credit, including entitlement, elements of the award, capability for work or work-related activity, calculation of 
income and capital, and claimant responsibilities (and also make provision for a benefit cap).

Transitional provisions

Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

226 2016 transfer-from-legacy-benefits two-child-policy transitional-provisions managed-migration assessing-capability-for-work natural-migration

Make provision for the introduction of universal credit in Northern Ireland.

SDP gateway

Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) (SDP Gateway) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019

2 2019 natural-migration

Set out provisions to introduce the SDP gateway, preventing claims to universal credit by claimants entitled to an SDP - or who have been within the last month - and that make consequential amendments to provide for such claimants to continue to claim existing legacy benefits.

Sanctions

Jobseeker’s Allowance and Universal Credit (Higher-Level Sanctions) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019

201 2019

​Make provision to reduce the maximum duration of a higher level sanction period from 78 weeks to 26 weeks.

Sanctions

Jobseeker’s Allowance and Universal Credit (Higher-Level Sanctions) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

1357 2019

Make provision to reduce the maximum duration of a higher level sanction period from 156 weeks to 26 weeks.

Decisions and appeals

Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 2013

381 2013 supersessions suspension-and-termination appeals revisions calculating-housing-costs-element-for-renters calculating-housing-costs-element-for-owner-occupiers

Make provision about decision making and appeals for new style ESA and JSA, personal independence payment, and universal credit.

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 23 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions) Order 2015

634 2015 natural-migration

Makes provision for the expansion of full service univseral credit to specified postcode districts following initial testing of the ‘Digital Service’ in parts of Sutton (postcode part-district SM5 2).

Commencement order

Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 9 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions and Commencement No. 8 and Savings and Transitional Provisions (Amendment)) Order 2013

983 2013 natural-migration

The first commencement order to roll out universal credit, including provision for the introduction of universal credit and the abolition of income-related ESA and income-based JSA.

Overpayments and recovery

Social Security (Overpayments and Recovery) Regulations 2013

384 2013 deductions advances hardship-payments

Make provision relating to recovery of amounts which are recoverable under social security legislation.

Managed migration

Universal Credit (Managed Migration Pilot and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019

1152 2019 managed-migration transitional-provisions

Set out the process for the managed migration pilot of up to 10,000 claimants from existing benefits to universal credit, the circumstances in which transitional protection is given and the manner in which it is calculated.

The regulations also include provision in relation to certain claimants who were entitled to a severe disability premium, claimants who are self-employed and claimants in hardship as a result of managed migration.

Transitional provisions

Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2014

1230 2014 two-child-policy transitional-provisions transfer-from-legacy-benefits managed-migration natural-migration assessing-capability-for-work

Make provision for the second phase of the replacement of ‘existing benefits’ by universal credit (revoking the Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2013 (SI.No.386/2013), including for more complex transitional issues faced by families and claimants on a wider range of existing benefits.

SDP gateway

Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) (SDP Gateway) Amendment Regulations 2019

10 2019 natural-migration

Set out provisions to introduce the SDP gateway, preventing claims to universal credit by claimants entitled to an SDP - or who have been within the last month - and that make consequential amendments to provide for such claimants to continue to claim existing legacy benefits.

Local housing allowance

Rent Officers (Housing Benefit and Universal Credit Functions) (Local Housing Allowance Amendments) Order 2013

2978 2013

​Provides for an alternative way of determining local housing allowance rates in specified circumstances.

Universal credit regulations

Universal Credit Regulations 2013

376 2013 sanctions carer-element assessing-capability-for-work work-related-requirements assessment-of-earned-income-for-employees-under-universal-credit calculating-housing-costs-element-for-owner-occupiers housing-cost-contribution claimant-commitment calculating-housing-costs-element-for-renters residence-rules liability-for-housing-costs hardship-payments benefit-cap bedroom-tax unearned-income assessment-of-self-employed-earnings child-and-disabled-child-elements two-child-policy childcare capital natural-migration

Make provisions for universal credit, including entitlement, elements of the award, capability for work or work-related activity, calculation of income and capital, and claimant responsibilities (and also make provision for a benefit cap).