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The Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998

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108.—(1) In paragraph (3) of Article 18 (severe hardship), for sub-paragraph (b) there shall be substituted the following sub-paragraph—

(b)it appears to the Department that the person concerned has, without good cause—

(i)neglected to avail himself of a reasonable opportunity of a place on a training scheme, or

(ii)after a place on such a scheme has been notified to him by an employment officer as vacant or about to become vacant, refused or failed to apply for it or to accept it when offered to him; or.

(2) For paragraph (4) of that Article there shall be substituted the following paragraph—

(4) In this Article—

“employment officer” means an officer of the Department or such other person as may be designated for the purposes of this Article by an order made by the Department;

“period” includes—

(a)

a period of a determinate length;

(b)

a period defined by reference to the happening of a future event; and

(c)

a period of a determinate length but subject to earlier determination upon the happening of a future event;

“training scheme” has such meaning as may be prescribed..

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