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

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2.—(1) Regulation 1(2) of the Back to Work Bonus Regulations (interpretation) shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (6).

(2) After the definition of “the Income Support Regulations” there shall be inserted the following definition—

“the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations” means the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(1);.

(3) After the definition of “applicant” there shall be inserted the following definition—

“benefit week”—

(a)

where the benefit is income support, has the meaning it has in the Income Support Regulations by virtue of regulation 2(1) of those Regulations;

(b)

where the benefit is a jobseeker’s allowance, has the meaning it has in the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations by virtue of regulation 1(2) of those Regulations;.

(4) In the definition of “bonus period” for “ends of” there shall be substituted “ends on”.

(5) In the definition of “earnings”—

(a)for “are paid” there shall be substituted “are payable”, and

(b)for paragraph (b), there shall be substituted the following paragraph—

“(b)

where the qualifying benefit is a jobseeker’s allowance, are net earnings or net profit within the meaning of regulation 1(2) of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations or are treated as earnings in accordance with regulation 105(12) or (13) of those Regulations,

and for this purpose an amount is payable on the date it is treated as paid for the purpose of regulation 31 of the Income Support Regulations where the qualifying benefit is income support, and for the purpose of regulation 96 of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations where the qualifying benefit is a jobseeker’s allowance;.

(6) After the definition of “period of entitlement to a qualifying benefit” there shall be inserted the following definition—

“polygamous marriage” means any marriage during the subsistence of which a party to it is married to more than one person and the ceremony of marriage took place under the law of a country which permits polygamy;.

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