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As required by legislation, the Department has completed a comprehensive review of the Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018 to ensure it is delivering as intended.
The proposed Statutory Rule, the Pensions Dashboards (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2023, revokes and replaces the Pensions Dashboards Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2023 (S.R. 2023 No.
The Northern Ireland Housing Statistics report is an annual compendium of statistics containing information on a range of areas relating to housing.
Fraudulent or Suspected Fraudulent funding applications uncovered by the Department
Skills and training programmes funded by the Department which offer Childcare support to participants
The amount allocated to The Empty Homes Strategy since 2013 and a breakdown of hiw this was spent
A change in the Notice to Quit Policy from 28 days to 7 days
Information regarding damage to State Care Monuments over the past 5 years
Statistics on experience of gambling by young people in Northern Ireland: findings from the 2022 Young Persons’ Behaviour and Attitudes Survey.
These Regulations amend regulation 10 of the Social Security (Widow’s Benefit and Retirement Pensions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1979 (“the 1979 Regulations”), so that a Category D retirement pension can continue to be claimed by those resident in
Statistics on participation in sport: findings from the 2022 Young Persons’ Behaviour and Attitudes Survey.
This Statutory Rule is a purely technical order that provides for the revaluation of new State Pension scheme pension debits and credits that arise when a Pension Sharing Order is made by the courts where divorce proceedings commence from 6 April 2016.
This Statutory Rule is a technical Order giving effect to a statutory requirement to specify the percentage that will be used to revalue the “protected payment” element of a new State Pension for persons who reach State Pension age on or after 9 April 2024.
When a person changes jobs they also leave their employer’s pension scheme. An employee can ask to have their pension rights transferred to the new scheme.
In accordance with section 146(5) and (6) of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992, the Department is required to prepare an annual report on the operation of the Social Fund and to lay the report before the Assembly.
The Benefits Statistics Summary is released quarterly in the last week of February, May, August and November.
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) was introduced in Northern Ireland in June 2016, and replaced Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people aged between 16 and 64 years old. PIP and DLA cannot be claimed at the same time.
Universal Credit is a new payment to help support households that are out of work or are on a low income. Universal Credit was introduced in Northern Ireland on a phased geographical basis from 27 September 2017.
The Benefit Cap is a limit on the total amount of benefit that working-age people can receive. From 31 May 2016, the amount a household could receive in benefit income was limited to £26,000 per annum.
The Local Government Circular 23/2023 provides a set of consolidated guidance on councillor allowances.