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The Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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65.—(1) Where the part-week—

(a)is the whole period for which a jobseeker’s allowance is payable or occurs at the beginning of an award, the relevant week is the period of 7 days ending on the last day of that part-week;

(b)occurs at the end of an award, the relevant week is the period of 7 days beginning on the first day of the part-week; or

(c)occurs because a jobseeker’s allowance is not payable for any period in accordance with Articles 8J or 8K of the Order (circumstances in which a jobseeker’s allowance is not payable), the relevant week is the 7 days ending immediately before the start of the next benefit week to commence for that claimant.

(2) Where a person has an award of a jobseeker’s allowance and their benefit week changes, for the purpose of calculating the amounts of a jobseeker’s allowance payable for the part-week beginning on the day after their last complete benefit week before the change and ending immediately before the change, the relevant week is the period of 7 days beginning on the day after the last complete benefit week.

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