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Have your say on Northern Ireland's Welfare Reform Bill consultation

Northern Ireland Assembly website (link opens in a new window)Do you live in Northern Ireland and have views on the Welfare Reform Bill? This has become law in England and Wales as the Welfare Reform Act 2012 and was introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly on 1 October 2012.

The Northern Ireland Assembly's Social Development Committee has set up a consultation on the Welfare Reform Bill, including the proposals to introduce two new benefits - Universal Credit, to replace working benefits such as Jobseeker's Allowance and Working Tax Credit, and Personal Independence Payment, to replace Disability Living Allowance for people of working age.

Any organisation or individual with an interest in this consultation is invited to submit evidence to the Committee by

The evidence must be structured to address the specific clauses of the Welfare Reform Bill (link opens in a new window).

If you do not have access to the internet or e-mail facilities and you want to make comments or you have any other enquiries, please contact the Committee Clerk on 028 9052 1864.

The closing date for submissions is 19 October 2012.

NI Direct website has more information on the Welfare Reform Bill in Northern Ireland (link opens in a new window)

Source: Rightsnet (link opens in a new window) and Northern Ireland Assembly website (link opens in a new window)

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