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The Social Security (Child Maintenance Bonus) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Entitlement to a Bonus

3.—(1) An applicant is entitled to a bonus where—

(a)he has claimed a bonus in accordance with regulation 10 (claiming a bonus);

(b)the claim relates to days falling within a bonus period;

(c)except where paragraph (2) applies, he satisfies the work condition, that is to say, he or his partner takes up or returns to work or increases the number of hours in which in any week he or his partner is engaged in employment or the earnings from an employment in which he or his partner are engaged is increased;

(d)as a result of satisfying the work condition any entitlement to a qualifying benefit in respect of himself and, where he has a partner, his family, ceases;

(e)in a case where the qualifying benefit which ceased—

(i)was income support, the person with care has not reached the day before his 60th birthday;

(ii)was a jobseeker’s allowance, the person with care has not reached the day before he attains pensionable age,

at the time the work condition is satisfied; and

(f)the work condition is satisfied within a period of 14 days following the last day in respect of which a qualifying benefit is payable.

(2) A person who is absent from work because of a trade dispute at his place of work and returns to work with the employer he worked for before the dispute began, does not thereby satisfy the requirements of paragraph (1)(c).

(3) In paragraph (2), “place of work”, in relation to any person, means the premises at which he was employed.

(4) An applicant is also entitled to a bonus where he satisfies the requirements specified in regulation 8 (retirement).

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