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The Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

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Amendments relating to paternity leave and paternity pay: jobseeker’s allowance

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

(2) In regulation 1(2) (interpretation) for the definition of “paternity leave”(2) substitute—

“paternity leave” means a period of absence from work on ordinary paternity leave by virtue of 112A or 112B of the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 or on additional paternity leave by virtue of section Article 112AA or 112BB of that Order;.

(3) In Schedule 6 (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings)—

(a)in paragraph 4(3) for “statutory paternity pay” substitute “ordinary or additional statutory paternity pay”; and

(b)in paragraph 5(4) for “statutory paternity pay” substitute “ordinary or additional statutory paternity pay”.

(1)

S.R. 1996 No. 198; relevant amending Regulation is S.R. 2002 No. 363

(2)

The definition of “paternity leave” was inserted by regulation 3(2)(b) of S.R. 2002 No. 363

(3)

Paragraph 4 was amended by regulation 3(5)(a) of S.R. 2002 No. 363

(4)

Paragraph 5 was amended by regulation 3(5)(b) of S.R. 2002 No. 363

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