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The Social Security (Persons from Abroad) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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Amendment of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations

4.—(1) The Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2) In regulation 85 (special cases)—

(a)in paragraph (4)(1)—

(i)for “Subject to paragraphs (4A) and (4B), in this regulation” there shall be substituted “In this regulation”, and

(ii)for the definition of “person from abroad” there shall be substituted the following definition—

“person from abroad” has the meaning given in regulation 85A;; and

(b)paragraphs (4A)(2) and (4B)(3) shall be omitted.

(3) After regulation 85 there shall be inserted the following regulation—

Special cases: supplemental—persons from abroad

85A.(1) “Person from abroad” means, subject to the following provisions of this regulation, a claimant who is not habitually resident in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland.

(2) No claimant shall be treated as habitually resident in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland unless he has a right to reside in (as the case may be) the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland other than a right to reside which falls within paragraph (3).

(3) A right to reside falls within this paragraph if it is one which exists by virtue of, or in accordance with, one or more of the following—

(a)regulation 13 of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006; or

(b)Article 6 of Council Directive No. 2004/38/EC.

(4) A claimant is not a person from abroad if he is—

(a)a worker for the purposes of Council Directive No. 2004/38/EC;

(b)a self-employed person for the purposes of that Directive;

(c)a person who retains a status referred to in sub-paragraph (a) or (b) pursuant to Article 7(3) of that Directive;

(d)a person who is a family member of a person referred to in sub-paragraph (a), (b) or (c) within the meaning of Article 2 of that Directive;

(e)a person who has a right to reside permanently in the United Kingdom by virtue of Article 17 of that Directive;

(f)a person who is an accession State worker requiring registration who is treated as a worker for the purpose of the definition of “qualified person” in regulation 6(1) of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 pursuant to regulation 5 of the Accession (Immigration and Worker Registration) Regulations 2004;

(g)a refugee within the definition in Article 1 of the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees done at Geneva on 28th July 1951, as extended by Article 1(2) of the Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees done at New York on 31st January 1967;

(h)a person who has been granted exceptional leave to enter the United Kingdom by an immigration officer within the meaning of the Immigration Act 1971, or to remain in the United Kingdom by the Secretary of State;

(i)a person who is not a person subject to immigration control within the meaning of section 115(9) of the Immigration and Asylum Act and who is in the United Kingdom as a result of his deportation, expulsion or other removal by compulsion of law from another country to the United Kingdom; or

(j)a person in Northern Ireland who left the territory of Montserrat after 1st November 1995 because of the effect on that territory of a volcanic eruption..

(1)

Paragraph (4) was amended by regulation 8(1)(b) of S.R. 1996 No. 356, regulation 5(2)(c) and 11(3) of S.R. 1998 No. 81, regulation 10(3)(a) and (b) of S.R. 2000 No. 71, regulation 3 of S.R. 2000 No. 125, regulation 4(a) and (b) of S.R. 2004 No. 197, paragraph 4(b) of Schedule 3 to S.R. 2005 No. 458, paragraph 23(5) of Schedule 3 to S.R. 2005 No. 536 and regulation 5(2)(b) of S.R. 2005 No. 580

(2)

Paragraph (4A) was inserted by regulation 2(9)(b) of S.R. 1996 No. 503

(3)

Paragraph (4B) was inserted by regulation 4(c) of S.R. 2004 No. 197

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