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20F1(1) [A person is not entitled to an employment and support allowance in respect of a day if, for the purposes of statutory sick pay, that day—

F2(a)is a day of incapacity for work in relation to a contract of service, and

(b)falls within a period of entitlement (whether or not it is a qualifying day).]

(2) Except as regulations may provide, a woman who is entitled to statutory maternity pay is not entitled to [F3an employment and support allowance] in respect of a day that falls within the maternity pay period.

(3) Regulations may provide that—

(a)an amount equal to a woman's statutory maternity pay for a period shall be deducted from [F4an employment and support allowance] in respect of the same period,

(b)a woman shall only be entitled to [F4an employment and support allowance] if there is a balance after the deduction, and

(c)if there is such a balance, a woman shall be entitled to [F4an employment and support allowance] at a weekly rate equal to it.

(4) Except as regulations may provide, a person who is entitled to statutory adoption pay is not entitled to [F5an employment and support allowance] in respect of a day that falls within the adoption pay period.

(5) Regulations may provide that—

(a)an amount equal to a person's statutory adoption pay for a period shall be deducted from [F6an employment and support allowance] in respect of the same period,

(b)a person shall only be entitled to [F6an employment and support allowance] if there is a balance after the deduction, and

(c)if there is such a balance, a person shall be entitled to [F6an employment and support allowance] at a weekly rate equal to it.

(6) Except as regulations may provide, a person who is entitled to [F7statutory shared parental pay] is not entitled to [F8an employment and support allowance] in respect of [F9a day that falls within a period in respect of which statutory shared parental pay is payable] .

(7) Regulations may provide that—

(a)an amount equal to a person's [F10statutory shared parental pay for a period] shall be deducted from [F11an employment and support allowance] in respect of the same period,

(b)a person shall only be entitled to [F11an employment and support allowance] if there is a balance after the deduction, and

(c)if there is such a balance, a person shall be entitled to [F11an employment and support allowance] at a weekly rate equal to it.

(8) In this section—

F12...

adoption pay period” has the meaning given in section 167ZN(2) of that Act;

maternity pay period” has the meaning given in section 161(1) of that Act.

Textual Amendments

F1by The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/2006 (N.I. 1)), Sch. 3 para. 21(e) it is provided that words "an employment and support allowance" are substituted for "a contributory allowance" in Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2007 (c. 2), s. 20(1)(a) (as prospectively substituted by Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2010 (c. 13), s. 6)

F2Words in s. 20(1)(a) substituted (2.5.2016 for specified purposes, 27.9.2017 for specified purposes, 15.11.2017 and 13.12.2017 for specified purposes) by The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/2006), art. 2(2), Sch. 3 para. 21(e); S.R. 2016/215, art. 2(2)(c)(vi); S.R. 2017/190, art. 6 (with arts. 7, 8, 10-25, Sch. 3); S.R. 2017/216, art. 4 (with art. 5)

F3Words in s. 20(2) substituted (2.5.2016 for specified purposes, 27.9.2017 for specified purposes, 15.11.2017 and 13.12.2017 for specified purposes) by The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/2006), art. 2(2), Sch. 3 para. 21(e); S.R. 2016/215, art. 2(2)(c)(vi); S.R. 2017/190, art. 6 (with arts. 7, 8, 10-25, Sch. 3); S.R. 2017/216, art. 4 (with art. 5)

F4Words in s. 20(3)(a)-(c) substituted (2.5.2016 for specified purposes, 27.9.2017 for specified purposes, 15.11.2017 and 13.12.2017 for specified purposes) by The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/2006), art. 2(2), Sch. 3 para. 21(e); S.R. 2016/215, art. 2(2)(c)(vi); S.R. 2017/190, art. 6 (with arts. 7, 8, 10-25, Sch. 3); S.R. 2017/216, art. 4 (with art. 5)

F5Words in s. 20(4) substituted (2.5.2016 for specified purposes, 27.9.2017 for specified purposes, 15.11.2017 and 13.12.2017 for specified purposes) by The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/2006), art. 2(2), Sch. 3 para. 21(e); S.R. 2016/215, art. 2(2)(c)(vi); S.R. 2017/190, art. 6 (with arts. 7, 8, 10-25, Sch. 3); S.R. 2017/216, art. 4 (with art. 5)

F6Words in s. 20(5)(a)-(c) substituted (2.5.2016 for specified purposes, 27.9.2017 for specified purposes, 15.11.2017 and 13.12.2017 for specified purposes) by The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/2006), art. 2(2), Sch. 3 para. 21(e); S.R. 2016/215, art. 2(2)(c)(vi); S.R. 2017/190, art. 6 (with arts. 7, 8, 10-25, Sch. 3); S.R. 2017/216, art. 4 (with art. 5)

F8Words in s. 20(6) substituted (2.5.2016 for specified purposes, 27.9.2017 for specified purposes, 15.11.2017 and 13.12.2017 for specified purposes) by The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/2006), art. 2(2), Sch. 3 para. 21(e); S.R. 2016/215, art. 2(2)(c)(vi); S.R. 2017/190, art. 6 (with arts. 7, 8, 10-25, Sch. 3); S.R. 2017/216, art. 4 (with art. 5)

F11Words in s. 20(7)(a)-(c) substituted (2.5.2016 for specified purposes, 27.9.2017 for specified purposes, 15.11.2017 and 13.12.2017 for specified purposes) by The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/2006), art. 2(2), Sch. 3 para. 21(e); S.R. 2016/215, art. 2(2)(c)(vi); S.R. 2017/190, art. 6 (with arts. 7, 8, 10-25, Sch. 3); S.R. 2017/216, art. 4 (with art. 5)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C3S. 20(6) excluded (day on which regulations made under or by virtue of ss. 167ZEA to 167ZEE of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 come into operation for certain purposes, otherwise 27.10.2008) by Employment and Support Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 (S.R. 2008/280), regs. 1(1)(3), 82(2)

Commencement Information

I1S. 20 wholly in operation at 27.10.2008; s. 20 not in operation at Royal Assent see s. 60(1); s. 20(2)-(7) in operation for certain purposes at 1.7.2008 and wholly in operation at 27.10.2008 by S.R. 2008/276, art. 2(2)(c), Sch. Pt. 1; s. 20 in operation at 27.10.2008 in so far as not already in operation by S.R. 2008/276, art. 2(2)(d), Sch. Pt. 2

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