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The Housing Benefit (General and Supply of Information) (Jobseeker’s Allowance) (Consequential Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Amendment of regulation 2 of the principal Regulations

2.  In regulation 2 of the principal Regulations (interpretation)—

(a)in paragraph (1)—

(i)in the definition of “appropriate office” for “unemployment benefit” there shall be substituted “jobseeker’s allowance”;

(ii)after the definition of “attendance allowance” there shall be inserted the following definition—

“the benefit Acts” means the Contributions and Benefits Act and the Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995;;

(iii)after the definition of “housing association” there shall be inserted the following definition—

  • “an income-based jobseeker’s allowance” has the same meaning in these Regulations as it has in the Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 by virtue of Article 3(4) of that Order;;

(b)after paragraph (3), there shall be inserted the following paragraph—

(3A) For the purposes of these Regulations, a person is on an income-based jobseeker’s allowance on any day in respect of which an income-based jobseeker’s allowance is payable to him and on any day—

(a)in respect of which he satisfies the conditions for entitlement to an income-based jobseeker’s allowance but where the allowance is not paid in accordance with Article 21 of the Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (circumstances in which a jobseeker’s allowance is not payable), or

(b)which is a waiting day for the purposes of paragraph 4 of Schedule 1 to that Order and which falls immediately before a day in respect of which an income-based jobseeker’s allowance is payable to him or would be payable to him but for Article 21 of that Order..

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