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The Jobseeker’s Allowance (Sanctions) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Amendment of Part IX of the JSA Regulations

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3.—(1) Part IX of the JSA Regulations (hardship) is amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (5).

(2) In regulation 140 (meaning of “person in hardship”)—

(a)for sub-paragraph (1)(f)(i)(1) substitute—

(i)where the person has an award, a jobseeker’s allowance is not payable because it is suspended or the award is reduced in accordance with Article 21 (higher level sanctions) or 21A of the Order (other sanctions) or regulation 69B (the period of a reduction under Article 21B: claimants ceasing to be available for employment etc.), and;

(b)in paragraph (2)(2) omit “, (4A), (4B) or (4C)”; and

(c)omit paragraphs (4A), (4B) and (4C)(3).

(3) Omit regulation 140A(4) (period when a person is not a person in hardship).

(4) In regulation 141(6)(5) (circumstances in which an income-based jobseeker’s allowance is payable to a person in hardship) from “regulations” to “to him” substitute “his award of jobseeker’s allowance has been reduced in accordance with Article 21 (higher level sanctions) or 21A of the Order (other sanctions) or regulation 69B (the period of a reduction under Article 21B: claimants ceasing to be available for employment etc.)”.

(5) In regulation 142(5) (further circumstances in which an income-based jobseeker’s allowance is payable to a person in hardship)—

(a)from “Article 21” to “to him” substitute “his award of jobseeker’s allowance has been reduced in accordance with Article 21 (higher level sanctions) or 21A of the Order (other sanctions) or regulation 69B (the period of a reduction under Article 21B: claimants ceasing to be available for employment etc.)”; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (a) for “Article 21 of the Order” substitute “the reduction”.

(1)

Paragraph (1)(f)(i) was amended by regulation 2(13) of S.R. 2012 No. 44 and regulation 11(2)(a) of S.R. 2014 No. 150

(2)

Paragraph (2) was amended by Article 9(5)(i) of S.R. 1999 No. 428 (C. 32), paragraph 45(b) of Schedule 2 to S.R. 2000 No. 350, regulation 2(6)(a) of S.R. 2009 No. 141 and regulation 11(2)(b) of S.R. 2014 No. 150

(3)

Paragraph (4A) was inserted by regulation 11(b) of S.R. 1997 No. 541 and amended by regulation 8 of S.R. 2001 No. 151 and regulation 2(6)(b) of S.R. 2009 No. 141. Paragraph (4B) was inserted by regulation 2(6)(c) of S.R. 2009 No. 141. Paragraph (4C) was inserted by 11(2)(c) of S.R. 2014 No. 150

(4)

Regulation 140A was inserted by regulation 12 of S.R. 1997 No. 541 and amended by regulation 2(5) of S.R. 2000 No. 9 and regulation 2(7) of S.R. 2009 No. 141

(5)

Regulation 141(6) was amended by regulation 2(14) of S.R. 2012 No. 44 and regulation 11(3) of S.R. 2014 No. 150

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