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The Welfare Reform and Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1999

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PART VJOBSEEKER'S ALLOWANCE

Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (NI 15)

27.—(1) The Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 is amended as follows.

(2) In Article 6 (amount payable by way of a jobseeker’s allowance), in each of paragraphs (6) and (8) (amount payable where claimant satisfies the contribution-based, and the income-based, conditions)—

(a)for “satisfies both the contribution-based conditions and the income-based conditions” substitute “is entitled to both a contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance and an income-based jobseeker’s allowance”; and

(b)after “the amount payable” insert “by way of a jobseeker’s allowance”.

(3) In Article 10 (attendance, information and evidence)—

(a)in paragraph (1)(a) (power of Department to specify place and time for claimant to attend), for “the Department” substitute “an employment officer”; and

(b)at the end add—

(3) In paragraph (1) “employment officer” means an officer of the Department, an officer of any other Department, or such other person as may be designated for the purposes of that paragraph by an order made by the Department..

(4) In Article 19(1) (reduction of allowance payable to young persons), for

  • “payable to” substitute “payable in respect of”.

(5) In Article 22(4) (allowance payable to claimant even though Article 21 prevents payment to him), for “payable to” substitute “payable in respect of”.

(6) In Article 37(3) (which specifies orders which are not subject to negative resolution), after “1(2),” insert “10(3),”.

(7) In paragraph 10(2) of Schedule 1 (allowance payable to claimant even though payment to him has been suspended), for “payable to” substitute “payable in respect of”.

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