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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
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
Northern Ireland Assembly website (link opens in a new
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