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The Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Amount of reduction for each benefit week

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27.  Where it has been determined that an award of a jobseeker’s allowance is to be reduced in accordance with Article 8J or 8K of the Order, the amount of the reduction for each benefit week in respect of which a reduction has effect is to be calculated as follows.

Step 1

Take the number of days—

(a)in the benefit week; or

(b)if lower, in the total outstanding reduction period,

and deduct any days in that benefit week or total outstanding reduction period for which the reduction is suspended in accordance with regulation 25.

Step 2

Multiply the number of days produced by step 1 by the daily reduction rate.

Step 3

Deduct the amount produced by step 2 from the amount of the award of jobseeker’s allowance for the benefit week.

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