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

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Couples who separate where the partner has earnings

10.—(1) Regulation 11 of the Back to Work Bonus Regulations (couples who separate where the partner has earnings) shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2) For paragraph (3) there shall be substituted the following paragraph—

(3) The amount which shall accrue to the separated partner in accordance with paragraph (2) (referred to in this regulation as the “accrued bonus”) shall be the aggregate of the weekly amounts determined in accordance with the formula—


A is the earnings of the separated partner in the benefit week in question in respect of which he has earnings in that part of the bonus period which falls before the date of separation;

B is the total of the earnings of both members of the couple, or in the case of a polygamous marriage, all the members of the marriage, in that week in that part of the bonus period which falls before the date of separation, and

C is the amount of the bonus calculated in respect of that week which would have been payable had it been payable on the day before the couple, or some or all of the members of a polygamous marriage, separated in respect of the earnings of both, or, as the case may be, all of them..

(3) Paragraphs (5), (6) and (7) shall be omitted.

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