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Reduced paymentsF5F6N.I.

19.[F1(1) Regulations may provide for the amount of an income-based jobseeker's allowance[F2 payable in respect of] any young person to whom this Article applies to be reduced—

(a)in such circumstances,

(b)by such a percentage, and

(c)for such a period,

as may be prescribed.

[F2(1A) Regulations may provide for the amount of a joint-claim jobseeker's allowance payable in respect of any joint-claim couple where a member of the couple is a young person to whom this Article applies to be reduced—

(a)in such circumstances,

(b)by such a percentage, and

(c)for such a period,

as may be prescribed.]

(2) This Article applies to any young person in respect of whom—

(a)a direction is in force under Article 18; and

(b)F3either of the conditions mentioned in paragraph (3) is satisfied.

(3) The conditions are that—

(a)the young person was previously entitled to an income-based jobseeker's allowance and that entitlement ceased by virtue of the revocation of a direction under Article 18;

F3(b)he has failed to complete a course of training and no certificate has been issued to him under paragraph (4) with respect to that failure.

F3(4) Where a young person who has failed to complete a course of training—

(a)claims that there was [F4a good reason] for the failure, and

(b)applies to the Department for a certificate under this paragraph,

the Department shall, if it is satisfied that there was [F4a good reason] for the failure, issue a certificate to that effect and give a copy of it to the young person.

F3(5) In this Article “young person” means a person who has reached the age of 16 but not the age of 18.]

F1Arts. 17-19 repealed (27.9.2017 for specified purposes, 15.11.2017 and 13.12.2017 for specified purposes, 17.1.2018 and further specified dates for specified purposes, 16.5.2018 and further specified dates for specified purposes, 5.9.2018 and further specified dates for specified purposes, 1.2.2019 for specified purposes) by The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/2006), art. 2(2), Sch. 12 Pt. 1; S.R. 2017/190, art. 6, Sch. 2 (with arts. 7, 8, 10-25, Sch. 3); S.R. 2017/216, art. 4 (with art. 5); S.R. 2018/1, art. 4 (with art. 5); S.R. 2018/97, art. 4 (with art. 5); S.R. 2018/138, art. 4 (with art. 5); S.R. 2019/7, art. 2(5)-(7) (with art. 2(8)-(12))

F3prosp. in pt. subst. by 1998 NI 10

F5functions transf. by SR 1999/481

F6mod. by SR 1999/350

Non-textual amendments applied to the whole Legislation can be found in the Introduction

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