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The Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments No. 6) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

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Amendment of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations

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

(2) Subject to paragraph (3), in Schedule A1(1) (categories of members of a joint-claim couple who are not required to satisfy the conditions in Article 3(2B)(b) of the Order),—

(a)the following provisions are revoked—

(i)paragraph 6(a) and (b) (member incapable of work);

(ii)paragraph 9 (disabled students);

(iii)paragraph 10 (deaf students), and

(iv)paragraph 11 (blind members);

(b)for the heading preceding paragraph 6 substitute “Member treated as capable of work, or member entitled to statutory sick pay”; and

(c)in paragraph 6(c) for “that Act” substitute “the Benefits Act”.

(3) A provision revoked or amended by paragraph (2) continues to have effect in relation to a joint-claim couple as if that revocation or amendment had not been made where, immediately before 1st November 2010—

(a)the couple were entitled to a jobseeker’s allowance; and

(b)that provision applied to a member of that couple.

(4) Paragraph (3) ceases to apply to a joint-claim couple upon termination of the jobseeker’s allowance award to which they were entitled to immediately before 1st November 2010.

(5) In paragraph 6B of Schedule 6(2) (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings), after sub-paragraph (2) add—

(3) Any increase in respect of a dependent child or dependent young person under section 80 or 90 of the Benefits Act where—

(a)the claimant has a child or young person who is a member of the claimant’s family for the purposes of the claimant’s claim for income-based jobseeker’s allowance; and

(b)the claimant, or that claimant’s partner, has been awarded a child tax credit..

(1)

Schedule A1 was inserted by Schedule 1 to S.R. 2000 No. 350

(2)

Paragraph 6B was inserted by paragraph 23(b) of Schedule 2 to S.R. 2003 No. 195

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