19 March, 2021
Extension of universal credit uplift and suspension of minimum income floor in Northern Ireland
New statutory rule
New regulations have been issued in relation to the extension of the universal credit uplift and the suspension of the universal credit minimum income floor in Northern Ireland.
In force from 6 April 2021, the Universal Credit (Extension of Coronavirus Measures) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (SR.No.67/2021) -
- extend the temporary uplift of £86.67 per month (equivalent to £20 per week) to the universal credit standard allowance where an assessment period ends on or after 6 April 2021 and before 6 October 2021;
- ensure that the temporary uplift is disregarded for the purposes of calculating transitional protection awarded to a claimant either as part of managed migration or as a result of being a former severe disability premium recipient; and
- extend the relaxation of the minimum income floor requirements for those who are self-employed from 30 April 2021 to 31 July 2021.
NB - the regulations make equivalent provision for Northern Ireland to that provided for Great Britain by SI.No.313/2021.
SR.No.67/2021 is available from legislation.gov.uk