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The Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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Reduced payments

19.—(1) Regulations may provide for the amount of an income-based jobseeker’s allowance payable to 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.

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

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

(b)either 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;

(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.

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

(a)claims that there was good cause 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 good cause for the failure, issue a certificate to that effect and give a copy of it to the young person.

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

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