The Social Security (Coronavirus) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2021

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2021/476

2021No. 476

SOCIAL SECURITY

The Social Security (Coronavirus) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2021

Made15thApril2021

Laid before Parliament20thApril2021

Coming into force12thMay2021

The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 70(8), 123(1)(a) and (d), 124, 130, 135(1), 137(1) and (2)(h) and (l), 171D, 171G(2), 175(1), (3) and (5) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992( 1), sections 4(5) and (12), 6(4), 7(4), 35 and 36(2) and (4) of, and paragraph 12 of Schedule 1 to, the Jobseekers Act 1995( 2), sections 2(3), (4), (6) and (9), 3(8), 17(1) and (2)(a) and 19(1) of the State Pension Credit Act 2002( 3), sections 4(2) and (3), 24(1) and 25(2), (3) and (5) of, and paragraph 6(8) of Schedule 1 and paragraphs 1(a) and 2 of Schedule 2 to, the Welfare Reform Act 2007( 4) and sections 2(2), 6(1), 40, 42(1) to (3) of, and paragraph 5(1) of Schedule 1 to, the Welfare Reform Act 2012( 5).

In accordance with section 173(1)(b) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992( 6), the Social Security Advisory Committee has agreed that proposals in respect of these Regulations should not be referred to it.

In respect of the provisions in regulation 4, in accordance with section 176(1)(a) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992( 7), the Secretary of State has consulted with organisations appearing to the Secretary of State to be representative of the authorities concerned.

Citation and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Social Security (Coronavirus) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2021 and come into force on 12th May 2021.

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

2. In regulation 5(2) of the Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit (Coronavirus Disease) Regulations 2020( 8) for “14 months” substitute “20 months”.

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

3. In regulation 10(2B) of the Social Security (Coronavirus) (Further Measures) Regulations 2020( 9) for “12th May 2021” substitute “31st August 2021”.

Amendment of the Social Security (Coronavirus) (Prisoners) Regulations 2020

4.—(1) The Social Security (Coronavirus) (Prisoners) Regulations 2020( 10) are amended as follows.

(2) After regulation 1 insert—

“Interpretation

1A. In these Regulations “coronavirus disease” means COVID-19 (the official designation of the...

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