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The Jobseeker’s Allowance (Hardship) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

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Amendment of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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2.—(1) The Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(1) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (4).

(2) In regulation 140(1) (meaning of “person in hardship”)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (g)(2) after “physical” insert “or mental”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (j)(ii) for “hardship.” substitute “hardship; or”;

(c)at the end of sub-paragraph (k)(3) insert “; or”;

(d)after sub-paragraph (k) add—

(l)is a person who is homeless within the meaning of Article 3 of the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1988(4).

(3) In regulation 141(2)(5) (circumstances in which an income-based jobseeker’s allowance is payable to a person in hardship) for “Article 3(2)(d)(ii)” substitute “Article 3(2A)(b)”.

(4) In regulation 146A(1)(6) (meaning of “couple in hardship”)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (d) after “physical” insert “or mental”;

(b)at the end of sub-paragraph (g) for “, or” substitute “; or”;

(c)at the end of sub-paragraph (h) insert “; or”;

(d)after sub-paragraph (h) add—

(i)either member of the couple is a person who is homeless within the meaning of Article 3 of the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1988..

(1)

S.R. 1996 No. 198; relevant amending Rules are S.R. 1996 Nos. 358 and 503, S.R. 1999 No. 428 (C. 32), S.R. 2000 Nos. 9 and 350 and S.R. 2014 No. 235.

(2)

Sub-paragraph (g) was amended by Article 9(5)(i) and (12) of S.R. 1999 No. 428 (C. 32).

(3)

Sub-paragraph (k) was added by regulation 2(4) of S.R. 2000 No. 9.

(4)

S.I. 1988/1990 (N.I. 23); Article 3 was amended by Article 135 of the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 (S.I. 2003/412 (N.I. 2)).

(5)

Regulation 141(2) was amended by regulation 26(2) of S.R. 1996 No. 358, regulation 2(15) of S.R. 1996 No. 503 and regulation 3(2) of S.R. 2014 No. 235.

(6)

Regulation 146A was inserted by regulation 2(3) of S.R. 2000 No. 350. There are amendments to that regulation which are not relevant to these Regulations.

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