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The Social Security (Amendment) (Lone Parents) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Jobseeker’s allowance: amendment of provisions relating to family premium

10.  In Schedule 1 to the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (applicable amounts), paragraph 4(1) (family premium) shall be renumbered paragraph 4(1) and—

(a)in the renumbered sub-paragraph (1)(a)—

(i)after “lone parent” there shall be inserted “to whom the conditions in both sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) apply”;

(ii)“11,” shall be omitted;

(b)after sub-paragraph (1) there shall be inserted the following sub-paragraphs—

(2) The first condition for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(a) is that the claimant—

(a)was both a lone parent and entitled to an income-based jobseeker’s allowance on 5th April 1998, or

(b)does not come within head (a) but—

(i)was both a lone parent and entitled to an income-based jobseeker’s allowance on any day during the period of 12 weeks ending on 5th April 1998;

(ii)was both a lone parent and entitled to an income-based jobseeker’s allowance on any day during the period of 12 weeks commencing on and including 6th April 1998, and

(iii)the last day in respect of which paragraph (i) applied was no more than 12 weeks before the first day in respect of which paragraph (ii) applied.

(3) The second condition for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(a) is that as from and including the appropriate date specified in sub-paragraph (4), the claimant has continued, subject to sub-paragraph (5), to be both a lone parent and entitled to an income-based jobseeker’s allowance.

(4) The appropriate date for the purposes of sub-paragraph (3) is—

(a)in a case to which sub-paragraph (2)(a) applies, 6th April 1998;

(b)in a case to which sub-paragraph (2)(b) applies, the first day in respect of which sub-paragraph (2)(b)(ii) applied.

(5) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (3), where the claimant has ceased, for any period of 12 weeks or less, to be—

(a)a lone parent;

(b)entitled to an income-based jobseeker’s allowance, or

(c)both a lone parent and entitled to an income-based jobseeker’s allowance,

the claimant shall be treated, on again becoming both a lone parent and entitled to an income-based jobseeker’s allowance, as having continued to be both a lone parent and entitled to an income-based jobseeker’s allowance throughout that period.

(6) In determining whether the conditions in sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) apply, entitlement to income support shall be treated as entitlement to an income-based jobseeker’s allowance for the purposes of any requirement that a person is entitled to an income-based jobseeker’s allowance..

(1)

Paragraph 4 was amended by regulation 9(4)(a) of S.R. 1996 No. 288

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