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The Social Security (Back to Work Bonus) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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26.—(1) For the purposes of determining whether a person satisfies the requirements of regulation 6 (waiting period), days on or after 1st July 1996 but before 7th October 1996 in respect of which a person was entitled to unemployment benefit shall be treated as days of entitlement to a contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance, and shall include those Sundays, or the day substituted for Sunday by regulations made under the former section 25A(1)(e) of the Benefits Act(1), which fall only between days of entitlement to unemployment benefit.

(2) Where in accordance with transitional provisions made under Article 39 of the Order the rules as to the calculation of earnings which apply in the case of a person entitled to a jobseeker’s allowance are those which applied before 7th October 1996 to that person in respect of an entitlement to unemployment benefit, then—

(a)any day of entitlement to a jobseeker’s allowance including any day on which the person would be entitled to a jobseeker’s allowance if the day were not a Sunday or, as mentioned in paragraph (1), the day substituted for Sunday shall count towards the waiting period specified in regulation 6 (waiting period), but

(b)any earnings received by that person or his partner shall be disregarded in determining the amount of any bonus payable to him.

(3) Any period of entitlement to income support which falls before 1st July 1996 shall not count for the purposes of regulation 6.

(4) No bonus period shall commence before 7th October 1996.


Section 25A was inserted by paragraph 5 of Schedule 1 to the Social Security (Incapacity for Work) (Northern Ireland) Order 1994 (S.I. 1994/1898 (N.I. 12))

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