Date of Screening: 23/12/2020
Screening Outcome - Full EQIA recommended: No
These Regulations amend the Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit (Coronavirus) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (S.R. 2020 No. 33) in order to extend provisions for those claiming or entitled to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) to 12 May 2021, in response to the continuing Coronavirus pandemic. This extension will ensure that ESA claimants who satisfy the eligibility conditions and have Covid-19, or are self-isolating because of Covid19, or are caring for a child (or qualifying young person) who has Covid-19 or is self-isolating, in line with government guidance, will continue to be supported.