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The Social Security (Amendment) (New Deal) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Further circumstances in which a person is to be treated as actively seeking employment

5.  After regulation 21 of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (laid off and short-time workers) there shall be inserted the following regulation—

Further circumstances in which a qualifying person is to be treated as actively seeking employment: full-time students participating in a qualifying course

21A.  A person who is treated as available for employment in accordance with regulation 17A(3)(1) (further circumstances in which a person is to be treated as available: full-time students participating in a qualifying course) shall be treated as actively seeking employment in any week—

(a)which, in relation to the qualifying course, falls wholly or partly in term-time;

(b)in which he is taking examinations relating to the qualifying course, or

(c)which falls wholly in a vacation from the qualifying course, if in that week he takes such steps as he can reasonably be expected to have to take in order to have the best prospects of securing employment for which he is available under regulation 17A(3)(c)..


Regulation 17A is inserted by regulation 4 of these Regulations

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