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

      5. 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

    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

    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. 34.Inspectors

    4. 35.Offences

    5. 36.Regulations and orders

    6. 37.Assembly, etc. control

    7. 38.General financial arrangements

    8. 39.Transitional provisions

    9. 40.Amendments and repeals

  6. Signature

  7. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Supplementary Provisions

      1. Remunerative work

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

      2. Capacity for work

        1. 2.(1) The question whether a person is capable or incapable...

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

      9. Claims yet to be determined and suspended payments

        1. 10.(1) In such circumstances as may be prescribed, a claimant...

      10. Presence in and absence from Northern Ireland

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

      11. Households

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

      12. Responsibility for another person

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

      13. Relevant education

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

      14. Calculation of periods

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

      15. Employment on ships, etc.

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

      16. Additional conditions

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

      17. Benefits Act purposes

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

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Consequential Amendments

      1. The Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (NI 16)

        1. 1.(1) Article 72 of the Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order...

      2. The Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (NI 8)

        1. 2.(1) The Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order...

      3. The Education Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (NI 20)

        1. 3.In Article 131(3) of the Education Reform (Northern Ireland) Order...

      4. The Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 (NI 23)

        1. 4.(1) The Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 is amended...

      5. The Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 7)

        1. 5.In section 22 of the Benefits Act (earnings factors), in...

        2. 6.In section 61 of the Benefits Act (exclusion of increase...

        3. 7.In section 82 of the Benefits Act (short-term benefit: increase...

        4. 8.In section 84 of the Benefits Act (pension increase for...

        5. 9.In section 87 of the Benefits Act (rate of increase...

        6. 10.In section 91 of the Benefits Act (effect of trade...

        7. 11.In section 116 of the Benefits Act (application to Her...

        8. 12.In section 121(1) of the Benefits Act (interpretation of Parts...

        9. 13.(1) Section 123 of the Benefits Act (entitlement to income...

        10. 14.In section 125 of the Benefits Act (income support: trade...

        11. 15.In section 126 of the Benefits Act (effect of return...

        12. 16.In section 127 of the Benefits Act (family credit), in...

        13. 17.In section 128 of the Benefits Act (disability working allowance),...

        14. 18.(1) Section 133 of the Benefits Act (interpretation of Part...

        15. 19.(1) Schedule 7 to the Benefits Act (industrial injuries benefit)...

        16. 20.In Schedule 13 to the Benefits Act (relationship of statutory...

      6. The Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 8)

        1. 21.In section 1 of the Administration Act (entitlement to benefit...

        2. 22.In section 5 of the Administration Act (claims and payments...

        3. 22.In section 5 of the Administration Act (claims and payments...

        4. 23.(1) Section 13A of the Administration Act (payment out of...

        5. 24.In section 15(1) of the Administration Act (questions for adjudication...

        6. 25.(1) Section 18 of the Administration Act (claims and questions...

        7. 26.In section 23 of the Administration Act (review of decisions),...

        8. 27.In section 56 of the Administration Act (determination of questions...

        9. 28.In section 59 of the Administration Act (supplementary matters relating...

        10. 29.In section 66 of the Administration Act (restrictions on entitlement...

        11. 30.In section 68 of the Administration Act (correction of errors...

        12. 31.In section 69 of the Administration Act (recovery of overpayments),...

        13. 32.(1) Section 71 of the Administration Act (adjustment of benefits)...

        14. 33.In section 72 (recovery and abatement of income support), in...

        15. 34.In section 74 of the Administration Act (recovery of social...

        16. 35.In section 77(1) of the Administration Act (interpretation of Part...

        17. 36.(1) Section 100 of the Administration Act (failure to maintain)...

        18. 37.In section 104 of the Administration Act (appointment and powers...

        19. 38.(1) Section 110 of the Administration Act (legal proceedings) is...

        20. 39.In section 111 of the Administration Act (questions arising in...

        21. 40.(1) Section 116 of the Administration Act (disclosure of information...

        22. 41.In section 118(1) of the Administration Act (notification of deaths)—...

        23. 42.In section 119 of the Administration Act (information to be...

        24. 43.In section 120 of the Administration Act (information for purposes...

        25. 44.In section 144(1) of the Administration Act (destination of repayments),...

        26. 45.In section 149 of the Administration Act (functions of the...

        27. 46.(1) Section 153(4) of the Administration Act (co-ordination with Great...

        28. 47.(1) Section 154 of the Administration Act (reciprocal arrangements with...

        29. 48.(1) Section 155 of the Administration Act (reciprocal agreements with...

        30. 49.In section 156 of the Administration Act (payment of travelling...

        31. 50.In section 163 of the Administration Act (certain benefit to...

        32. 51.(1) Section 167(1) of the Administration Act (interpretation) is amended...

      7. The Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (NI 2)

        1. 52.(1) The Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 is amended as...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Repeals

  8. Explanatory Note

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