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The Social Security (Jobseeker’s Allowance and Mariners' Benefits) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Actively seeking employment in the period at the beginning of a claim

4.  After regulation 18 of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (steps to be taken by persons actively seeking employment) there shall be inserted the following regulation—

Actively seeking employment in the period at the beginning of a claim

18A.(1) Paragraph (2) applies in any case where the period beginning on and including the date of claim and ending on the day before the beginning of the first week after the date of claim is less than 7 days.

(2) Where this paragraph applies, a person is actively seeking employment in the period referred to in paragraph (1) if he takes in that period such steps as he can reasonably be expected to have to take in order to have the best prospects of securing employment and in determining whether a person has taken such steps—

(a)the steps which it is reasonable for him to be expected to have to take include those referred to in regulation 18(2) (steps to be taken by persons actively seeking employment), and

(b)regard shall be had to all the circumstances of the case, including those matters referred to in regulation 18(3)(1)..


Paragraph (3) was amended by regulation 2(5)(a) of S.R. 1996 No. 503

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