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The Universal Credit Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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100.—(1) This regulation specifies the reduction period for a sanctionable failure under Article 32 of the Order (other sanctions) where it is a failure by the claimant to comply with—

(a)a work search requirement under Article 22(1)(a) (to take all reasonable action to obtain paid work etc.), or

(b)a work availability requirement under Article 23(1).

(2) The reduction period is—

(a)where the claimant is aged 18 or over on the date of the sanctionable failure—

(i)28 days, if paragraph (ii) doesn’t apply,or

(ii)91 days, if there was another sanctionable failure of a kind mentioned in paragraph (1) in the 364 days preceding the failure in question for which a 28 day or 91 day reduction period applies, or

(b)where the claimant is aged 16 or 17 on the date of the sanctionable failure—

(i)7 days, if paragraph (ii) doesn’t apply, or

(ii)14 days, if there was another sanctionable failure of a kind mentioned in paragraph (1) in the 364 days preceding the failure in question, for which a 7 day or 14 day reduction period applies.

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