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

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7.—(1) Regulation 8 of the Back to Work Bonus Regulations (amount payable) shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (4).

(2) In paragraph (1)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (a) “which are paid” shall be omitted, and

(b)after sub-paragraph (b) there shall be added the following sub-paragraph—

(c)where earnings are payable to the applicant or his partner in a week falling either partly or wholly within the bonus period which includes a part-week of entitlement to a qualifying benefit in accordance with Part VII of the Income Support Regulations (calculation of income support for part-weeks) or Part XI of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (part-weeks) which falls within the bonus period, half the amount calculated by applying the formula—


G is the earnings of the applicant and his partner, in the relevant week which are not disregarded in accordance with the provisions mentioned in sub-paragraph (a) or (b), and

N is the number of days in the part-week..

(3) In paragraph (2) for “paid in” there shall be substituted “for” and for “has an applicable amount of nil” there shall be substituted “no benefit is payable or the applicable amount is nil”.

(4) After paragraph (12) there shall be added the following paragraph—

(13) In this regulation “part-week” means an entitlement to a qualifying benefit in respect of any period of less than a week and for “week” in each place where it occurs there shall be substituted the words “benefit week”..

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