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The Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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10.—(1) In such circumstances as may be prescribed, a claimant may be treated as being entitled to an income-based jobseeker’s allowance before his claim for a jobseeker’s allowance has been determined.

(2) In such circumstances as may be prescribed, an income-based jobseeker’s allowance shall be payable to a claimant even though payment to him of a jobseeker’s allowance has been suspended by virtue of regulations under section 5(1)(o) of the Administration Act.

(3) A jobseeker’s allowance shall be payable by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) or (2) only if the claimant has complied with such requirements as to the provision of information as may be prescribed for the purposes of this paragraph.

(4) Regulations may make provision for a jobseeker’s allowance payable by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) or (2) to be—

(a)payable at a prescribed rate;

(b)payable for a prescribed period;

(c)treated as being a contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance for the purposes of Article 7.

(5) Regulations may make provision—

(a)for the recovery, by prescribed means and in prescribed circumstances, of the whole or part of any amount paid by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) or (2);

(b)for the whole or part of any amount paid by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) to be treated, if an award is made on the claim referred to there, as having been paid on account of the jobseeker’s allowance awarded;

(c)for the whole or part of any amount paid by virtue of sub-paragraph (2) to be treated, if the suspension referred to there is lifted, as having been paid on account of the suspended allowance.

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