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The Jobseeker’s Allowance (Transitional Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Treatment of contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance as earnings

15.—(1) In the transitionally protected period, a payment of a contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance which falls to be taken into account in determining the earnings of any person shall be treated as if it was payable on a daily basis for 6 days per week.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall apply only in a case where the contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance is payable to a person who was entitled to unemployment benefit in the benefit week which included the relevant day.

(3) The days of the week in respect of which the payment is treated as made shall be the same days as those in respect of which unemployment benefit was paid in the benefit week which included the relevant day.

(4) The amount payable in respect of each of the 6 days shall be calculated—

(a)except where sub-paragraph (b) applies, by dividing the total benefit payable for the week by 6, or

(b)where payment is made for a part-week by dividing the total benefit payable by the number of days in the part-week and assigning no amount to the remaining days.

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