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Legal Advice and Assistance (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Amendment to the principal Regulations

2.  The principal Regulations shall be amended as follows:—

(a)in Regulation 3, after the definition of “the Fund” there shall be inserted the following definition—

  • “income-based jobseeker’s allowance” has the meaning given by Article 3(4) of the Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995(1), but, except for the purposes of paragraph (e) of Schedule 4, excludes any sum treated as payable by way of a jobseeker’s allowance by virtue of Article 28 of that Order;;

(b)in Regulations 5(2)(b), 6(2)(b) and 7(2) after the words “income support,” on each occasion there shall be inserted the words “income-based jobseeker’s allowance,”;

(c)after paragraph 6(b) of Schedule 1 there shall be inserted the following sub-paragraph—

(c)there shall be left out of account so much of any back to work bonus received under Article 28 of the Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 as is by virtue of that Article to be treated as payable by way of a jobseeker’s allowance.;

(d)in paragraph (e) of Schedule 4, after the words “income support” there shall be inserted “, income-based jobseeker’s allowance,”.

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