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The Social Security (Students Responsible for Children or Young Persons) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008

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Amendment of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations

3.—(1) The Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(1) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (5).

(2) The existing provisions of regulation 15(2) (circumstances in which a person is not to be regarded as available) become paragraph (1) of that regulation.

(3) For the provision that becomes regulation 15(1)(a) substitute—

(a)subject to paragraph (2), if he is a full-time student during the period of study;.

(4) After the provisions that become regulation 15(1) add—

(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1)(a), a full-time student shall be regarded as available for employment during the period of the summer vacation appropriate to his course, but only if the first and second conditions are satisfied.

(3) The first condition is satisfied if—

(a)in the case of a student with a partner, the partner is also a full-time student and either of them is treated as responsible for a child or a young person, or

(b)in any other case, the student is treated as responsible for a child or young person.

(4) The second condition is satisfied if the student is—

(a)available for employment in accordance with this Chapter, or

(b)treated as available for employment in accordance with regulation 14(1)(a) or (ja)(3)..

(5) In regulations 14(1)(4) (circumstances in which a person is to be treated as available) and 17A(1)(5) (further circumstances in which a person is to be treated as available: full-time students participating in a qualifying course), and in paragraph 13(8)(b) of Schedule 2 (housing costs), for “15(a)”, in each place where it occurs, substitute “15(1)(a)”.

(2)

Regulation 15 was amended by regulation 3 of S.R. 1997 No. 138, regulation 2(4) of S.R. 2002 No. 388 and regulation 4(4) of S.R. 2008 No. 112

(3)

Regulation 14(1)(ja) was inserted by regulation 2(2) of S.R. 1999 No. 107 and amended by regulation 4(3) of S.R. 2008 No. 112

(4)

Regulation 14(1) was amended by regulation 5(2)(b) of S.R. 1996 No. 358, regulation 2(2) and (3) of S.R. 1997 No. 138, regulation 2(2) of S.R. 1999 No. 107, regulation 2 of S.R. 1999 No. 468, regulation 2(2) of S.R. 2001 No. 56, regulation 3(2) of S.R. 2004 No. 308, regulation 3(3)(a) and (b) of S.R. 2006 No. 234, regulation 13(3)(a) of S.R. 2006 No. 359 and regulation 4(3) of S.R. 2008 No. 112

(5)

Regulation 17A was inserted by regulation 4 of S.R. 1998 No. 198

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