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The Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Introductory

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. Part II The Jobseeker's Allowance

    1. Entitlement

      1. 3.The jobseeker's allowance

      2. 4.The contribution-based conditions

      3. 5.The income-based conditions

      4. 5A.The conditions for claims by joint-claim couples

      5. 5B.Joint-claim couples: the nominated member

      6. 6.Amount payable by way of a jobseeker's allowance

      7. 6A.Amount payable in respect of joint-claim couple

      8. 7.Duration of a contribution-based jobseeker's allowance

    2. Jobseeking

      1. 8.Availability for employment

      2. 9.Actively seeking employment

      3. 10.Attendance, information and evidence

      4. 11.The jobseeker's agreement

      5. 12.Variation of jobseeker's agreement

      6. 13.Jobseeker's agreement: reviews and appeals

    3. Income and Capital

      1. 14.Income and capital: general

      2. 15.Income and capital: income-based jobseeker's allowance

    4. Trade disputes

      1. 16.Trade disputes

      2. 17.Effect on other claimants

      3. 17A.Trade disputes: joint-claim couples

    5. Persons under 18

      1. 18.Severe hardship

      2. 19.Reduced payments

      3. 20.Recovery of overpayments

    6. Denial of jobseeker's allowance

      1. 21.Circumstances in which a jobseeker's allowance is not payable

      2. 22.Exemptions from Article 21

      3. 22A.Denial or reduction of joint-claim jobseeker's allowance

      4. 22B.Exemptions from Article 22A

    7. Miscellaneous

      1. 23.Supplementary provisions

      2. 24.Members of the forces

      3. 25.Recovery of sums in respect of maintenance

      4. 26.Effect of alteration of rates

      5. 27.Age increases

  4. Part III Back to Work Schemes

    1. 28.The back to work bonus

    2. 29.Employment of long-term unemployed: deductions by employers

    3. 30.Expedited claims for housing benefit

    4. 31.Pilot schemes

  5. Part IV Miscellaneous and Supplemental

    1. 32.Termination of awards

    2. 33.Insolvency

    3. Art. 34 rep. 2000 c. 4 (NI)

    4. 35.Offences

    5. 36.Regulations and orders

    6. 37.Assembly, etc. control

    7. 38.General financial arrangements

    8. 39.Transitional provisions

    9. Art. 40—Amendments and repeals

  6. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Supplementary Provisions

      1. Remunerative work (1) For the purposes of this Order, “remunerative work” has...

        1. Remunerative work

          1. 1.(1) For the purposes of this Order, “remunerative work” has...

        2. Limited capability for work

          1. 2.(1) The question whether a person has, or does not...

        3. Linking periods

          1. 3.Regulations may provide— (a) for jobseeking periods which are separated...

        4. Waiting days

          1. 4.Except in prescribed circumstances, a person is not entitled to...

        5. Periods of less than a week

          1. 5.Regulations may make provision in relation to—

        6. Employment protection sums

          1. 6.(1) In relation to any contribution-based jobseeker's allowance, regulations may...

        7. Pension payments

          1. 7.Regulations may make provision, for the purposes of any provision...

        8. Exemptions

          1. 8.Regulations may prescribe circumstances in which a person may be...

          2. 8A.(1) Regulations may prescribe circumstances in which a joint-claim couple...

          3. 9.Regulations may provide— (a) for an income-based jobseeker's allowance to...

        9. Continuity of claims and awards: persons ceasing to be a joint-claim couple

          1. 9A.(1) Regulations may make provision about the entitlement to a...

        10. Continuity of claims and awards: persons again becoming a joint-claim couple

          1. 9B.(1) Regulations may make provision about the entitlement to a...

        11. Continuity of claims and awards: couple becoming a joint-claim couple

          1. 9C.(1) Regulations may make provision about the entitlement to a...

        12. Paragraphs 9A to 9C: supplementary

          1. 9D.(1) Regulations may provide, in relation to any replacement award...

        13. Claims yet to be determined and suspended payments

          1. 10.(1) In such circumstances as may be prescribed—

        14. Presence in and absence from Northern Ireland

          1. 11.(1) Regulations may provide that in prescribed circumstances a claimant...

        15. Households

          1. 12.Regulations may make provision for the purposes of this Order...

        16. Responsibility for another person

          1. 13.Regulations may make provision for the purposes of this Order...

        17. Relevant education

          1. 14.Regulations may make provision for the purposes of this Order—...

        18. Calculation of periods

          1. 15.Regulations may make provision for calculating periods for any purpose...

        19. Employment on ships, etc.

          1. 16.(1) Regulations may modify any provision of this Order in...

        20. Additional conditions

          1. 17.Regulations may require additional conditions to be satisfied with respect...

        21. Benefits Act purposes

          1. 18.Regulations may provide for— (a) a jobseeker's allowance;

      1. Schedule 2—Amendments

      1. Schedule 3—Repeals

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