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

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Good cause for the purposes of Article 21(5)(a) and (6)(c) and (d) of the Order

6.  In regulation 72 of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (good cause for the purposes of Article 21(5)(a) and (6)(c) and (d) of the Order)—

(a)in paragraph (2)(a) for “and 13” there shall be substituted “, 13 and 17A”;

(b)after paragraph (3) there shall be inserted the following paragraphs—

(3A) Without prejudice to any other circumstances in which a person may be regarded as having good cause for any act or omission for the purposes of Article 21(6)(c) and (d) of the Order, a person to whom regulation 17A(2) applies, in respect of whom an employment officer has determined that he may undertake a qualifying course, and who is undertaking such a course as a full-time student, is to be regarded as having good cause for any act or omission for the purposes of Article 21(6)(c) and (d) of the Order where—

(a)the act or omission took place within a period of 4 weeks before the end of his qualifying course or of his examinations, or

(b)the employment consists of employment for which he is not required to be available in accordance with regulation 17A(3)(c) unless it is permanent full-time employment.

(3B) In paragraph (3A)(b), “full-time employment” means remunerative work as defined in regulation 51(1)(a)..

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