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The Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1988


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18.  After Article 24, insert the following Article—

Effect of return to work

24A.  If a person returns to work with the same employer after a period during which Article 24 applies to him, and whether or not his return is before the end of any stoppage of work in relation to which he is or would be disqualified for receiving unemployment benefit—

(a)that Article shall cease to apply to him at the commencement of the day on which he returns to work; and

(b)until the end of the period of 15 days beginning with that day Article 21(3) shall have effect in relation to him as if the following sub-paragraph were substituted for sub-paragraph (c)—

(c)in the case of a member of a married or unmarried couple, the other member is not engaged in remunerative work; and; and

(c)any sum paid by way of income support for that period of 15 days to him or, where he is a member of a married or unmarried couple, to the other member of that couple shall be recoverable in the prescribed manner from the person to whom it was paid or from any prescribed person or, where the person to whom it was paid is a member of a married or unmarried couple, from the other member of the couple..

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