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The Employment and Support Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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52.  The reduction period for a low-level sanction is the total of—

(a)the number of days beginning with the date of the sanctionable failure and ending with—

(i)the day before the date on which the claimant meets a compliance condition specified by the Department,

(ii)the day before the date on which the claimant falls within section 11D of the Act,

(iii)the day before the date on which the claimant is no longer required to take a particular action specified as a work preparation requirement by the Department under section 11C(1) or 11F(2) of the Act, or

(iv)the day on which the award of an employment and support allowance is terminated,

whichever is soonest; and

(b)whichever of the following number of days is applicable in the claimant’s case—

(i)7 days, if sub-paragraphs (ii) and (iii) do not apply,

(ii)14 days, if in the 364 days preceding the failure in question there was another sanctionable failure giving rise to a low-level sanction for which a 7 day reduction period applies,

(iii)14 days, if in the 364 days preceding the failure in question there was a UC sanctionable failure giving rise to a low-level sanction under regulation 101 of the Universal Credit Regulations for which a 7 day reduction period applies,

(iv)14 days, if in the 364 days preceding the failure in question there was a JSA sanctionable failure giving rise to a low-level sanction under regulation 22 of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations for which a 7 day reduction period applies,

(v)28 days, if in the 364 days preceding the failure in question there was another sanctionable failure giving rise to a low-level sanction for which a 14 day or 28 day reduction period applies,

(vi)28 days, if in the 364 days preceding the failure in question there was a UC sanctionable failure giving rise to a low-level sanction under regulation 101 of the Universal Credit Regulations for which a 14 day or 28 day reduction period applies, or

(vii)28 days, if in the 364 days preceding the failure in question there was a JSA sanctionable failure giving rise to a low-level sanction under regulation 22 of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations for which a 14 day or 28 day reduction period applies.

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