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Section 21.

SCHEDULE 1E+W+S Supplementary Provisions

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I1Sch. 1 wholly in force at 7.10.1996; Sch. 1 not in force at Royal Assent, see s. 41(2); Sch. 1 in force (12.12.1995) for the purpose of authorising the making of regulations by S.I. 1995/3228, art. 2(b), Sch.; Sch. 1 in force (7.10.1996) in so far as not already in force by S.I. 1996/2208, art. 2(b)

Remunerative workE+W+S

1(1)For the purposes of this Act, “remunerative work” has such meaning as may be prescribed.E+W+S

(2)Regulations may prescribe circumstances in which, for the purposes of this Act—

(a)a person who is not engaged in remunerative work is to be treated as engaged in remunerative work; or

(b)a person who is engaged in remunerative work is to be treated as not engaged in remunerative work.

[F13Limited capability for work]E+W+S

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[F142(1)The question whether a person has, or does not have, limited capability for work shall be determined, for the purposes of this Act, in accordance with the provisions of Part 1 of the Welfare Reform Act 2007 (employment and support allowance).E+W+S

(2)References in Part 1 of the Welfare Reform Act 2007 to the purposes of that Part shall be construed, where the provisions of that Part have effect for the purposes of this Act, as references to the purposes of this Act.]

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Linking periodsE+W+S

3Regulations may provide—E+W+S

(a)for jobseeking periods which are separated by not more than a prescribed number of weeks to be treated, for purposes of this Act, as one jobseeking period;

(b)for prescribed periods (“linked periods") to be linked, for purposes of this Act, to any jobseeking period.

Waiting daysE+W+S

4Except in prescribed circumstances, a person is not entitled to a jobseeker’s allowance in respect of a prescribed number of days at the beginning of a jobseeking period.E+W+S

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C1Sch. 1 para. 4 excluded (7.10.1996) by S.I. 1996/207, reg. 46(1)

Periods of less than a weekE+W+S

5Regulations may make provision in relation to—E+W+S

(a)entitlement to a jobseeker’s allowance, or

(b)the amount payable by way of such an allowance,

in respect of any period of less than a week.

Employment protection sumsE+W+S

6(1)In relation to any contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance, regulations may make provision—E+W+S

(a)for any employment protection sum to be treated as earnings payable by such person, to such person and for such period as may be determined in accordance with the regulations; and

(b)for any such period, so far as it is not a period of employment, to be treated as a period of employment.

(2)In this paragraph “employment protection sum” means—

(a)any sum, or a prescribed part of any sum—

(i)payable, in respect of arrears of pay, under an order for reinstatement or re-engagement made under [F15the Employment Rights Act 1996];

(ii)payable, by way of pay, under an order made under that Act for the continuation of a contract of employment;

(iii)payable, by way of remuneration, under a protective award made under section 189 of the M1Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992; and

(b)any prescribed sum which the regulations provide is to be treated as related to any sum within paragraph (a).

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F15Words in Sch. 1 para. 6(2)(a)(i) substituted (22.8.1996) by 1996 c. 18, s. 240, Sch. 1 para. 67(3)

Marginal Citations

Pension paymentsE+W+S

7Regulations may make provision, for the purposes of any provision of, or made under, this Act—E+W+S

(a)for such sums by way of pension payments to be disregarded for prescribed purposes;

(b)as to the week in which any pension payments are to be treated as having begun;

(c)for treating, in a case where—

(i)a lump sum is paid to a person in connection with a former employment of his or arrangements are made for a lump sum to be so paid; or

(ii)benefits of any description are made available to a person in connection with a former employment of his or arrangements are made for them to be made so available; or

(iii)pension payments to a person are assigned, reduced or postponed or are made otherwise than weekly,

such payments as being made to that person by way of weekly pension payments as are specified in or determined under the regulations;

(d)for the method of determining whether pension payments are made to a person for any week and their amount.

ExemptionsE+W+S

8Regulations may prescribe circumstances in which a person may be entitled to an income-based jobseeker’s allowance without—E+W+S

(a)being available for employment;

(b)having entered into a jobseeker’s agreement; or

(c)actively seeking employment.

[F168A(1)Regulations may prescribe circumstances in which a joint-claim couple may be entitled to a joint-claim jobseeker’s allowance without each member of the couple satisfying all the conditions referred to in section 1(2B)(b).E+W+S

(2)Regulations may prescribe circumstances in which, and a period for which, a transitional case couple may be entitled to a joint-claim jobseeker’s allowance without having jointly made a claim for it.

(3)In sub-paragraph (2)—

(a)a transitional case couple” means a joint-claim couple a member of which is entitled to an income-based jobseeker’s allowance on the coming into force of Schedule 7 to the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999; and

(b)period” shall be construed in accordance with section 3(3).]

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[F178B(1)This paragraph applies if domestic violence has been inflicted on or threatened against a person (“V”) in prescribed circumstances.E+W+S

(2)The Secretary of State must exercise the powers to make regulations under sections 6(4) and 7(4) so as to secure that, for an exempt period, V is treated as—

(a)being available for employment; and

(b)actively seeking employment.

(3)If V has not entered into a jobseeker's agreement before the exempt period begins, the Secretary of State must also exercise the power to make regulations under section 9(10) so as to secure that V is treated as having entered into a jobseeker's agreement which is in force for the exempt period.

(4)In this paragraph—

  • “domestic violence” has such meaning as may be prescribed;

  • exempt period” means a period of 13 weeks beginning no later than a prescribed period after the date (or last date) on which the domestic violence was inflicted or threatened.

(5)Regulations may make provision for the purposes of this paragraph prescribing circumstances in which domestic violence is, or is not, to be regarded as being inflicted on or threatened against a person.]

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9Regulations may provide—E+W+S

(a)for an income-based jobseeker’s allowance to which a person is entitled by virtue of regulations under paragraph 8 [F18or 8A] to be payable at a prescribed rate;

(b)for it to be payable for a prescribed period.

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[F19 Continuity of claims and awards: persons ceasing to be a joint-claim coupleE+W+S

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F19Sch. 1 paras. 9A-9D and cross-headings inserted (19.3.2001) by 1999 c. 30, s. 59, Sch. 7 para. 16(4); S.I. 2000/2958, art. 2(2)

F209A(1)Regulations may make provision about the entitlement to a jobseeker’s allowance of persons (“ex-members”) who cease to be members of a joint-claim couple.E+W+S

(2)Regulations under this paragraph may, in particular, provide—

(a)for treating each or either of the ex-members as having made any claim made by the couple or, alternatively, for any such claim to lapse;

(b)for any award made in respect of the couple to be replaced by an award (a “replacement award") in respect of each or either of the ex-members of the couple or, alternatively, for any such award to lapse.]

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F20Sch. 1 paras. 9A-9D and cross-headings inserted (19.3.2001) by 1999 c. 30, s. 59, Sch. 7 para. 16(4); S.I. 2000/2958, art. 2(2)

F21 Continuity of claims and awards: persons again becoming a joint-claim coupleE+W+S

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F21Sch. 1 paras. 9A-9D and cross-headings inserted (19.3.2001) by 1999 c. 30, s. 59, Sch. 7 para. 16(4); S.I. 2000/2958, art. 2(2)

F229B(1)Regulations may make provision about the entitlement to a jobseeker’s allowance of persons (“ex-members”) who, having ceased to be members of a joint-claim couple, again become the members of a joint-claim couple.E+W+S

(2)Regulations under this paragraph may, in particular, provide—

(a)for any claim made by the ex-members when they were previously a joint-claim couple to be revived or otherwise given effect as a claim made by the couple;

(b)for any award made in respect of the ex-members when they were previously a joint-claim couple to be restored;

(c)for any such award, or any replacement award (within the meaning of paragraph 9A) made in respect of either of them, to be replaced by an award (a “new award”) in respect of the couple.

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F22Sch. 1 paras. 9A-9D and cross-headings inserted (19.3.2001) by 1999 c. 30, s. 59, Sch. 7 para. 16(4); S.I. 2000/2958, art. 2(2)

F23 Continuity of claims and awards: couple becoming a joint-claim coupleE+W+S

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F23Sch. 1 paras. 9A-9D and cross-headings inserted (19.3.2001) by 1999 c. 30, s. 59, Sch. 7 para. 16(4); S.I. 2000/2958, art. 2(2)

F249C(1)Regulations may make provision about the entitlement to a jobseeker’s allowance of persons who become members of a joint-claim couple as a result of the [F25couple] of which they are members becoming a joint-claim couple.E+W+S

(2)Regulations under this paragraph may, in particular, provide—

(a)for any claim made by either member of the couple before the couple became a joint-claim couple to be given effect as a claim made by the couple;

(b)for any award, or any replacement award (within the meaning of paragraph 9A), made in respect of either member of the couple before the couple became a joint-claim couple to be replaced by an award (a “new award”) in respect of the couple.

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F24Sch. 1 paras. 9A-9D and cross-headings inserted (19.3.2001) by 1999 c. 30, s. 59, Sch. 7 para. 16(4); S.I. 2000/2958, art. 2(2)

F26 Paragraphs 9A to 9C: supplementaryE+W+S

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F26Sch. 1 paras. 9A-9D and cross-headings inserted (19.3.2001) by 1999 c. 30, s. 59, Sch. 7 para. 16(4); S.I. 2000/2958, art. 2(2)

F279D(1)Regulations may provide, in relation to any replacement award (within the meaning of paragraph 9A) or new award (within the meaning of paragraph 9B or 9C)—E+W+S

(a)for the award to be of an amount determined in a prescribed manner;

(b)for entitlement to the award to be subject to compliance with prescribed requirements as to the provision of information and evidence.

(2)In paragraphs 9A to 9C and this paragraph—

  • award” means an award of a jobseeker’s allowance;

  • claim” means a claim for a jobseeker’s allowance.

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F27Sch. 1 paras. 9A-9D and cross-headings inserted (19.3.2001) by 1999 c. 30, s. 59, Sch. 7 para. 16(4); S.I. 2000/2958, art. 2(2)

Claims yet to be determined and suspended paymentsE+W+S

10[F28(1)In such circumstances as may be prescribed—E+W+S

(a)a claimant for a jobseeker’s allowance other than a joint-claim jobseeker’s allowance,

(b)a joint-claim couple claiming a joint-claim jobseeker’s allowance, or

(c)a member of such a couple,

may be treated as being entitled to an income-based jobseeker’s allowance before his or (as the case may be) the couple’s claim for the allowance has been determined.]

(2)In such circumstances as may be prescribed, an income-based jobseeker’s allowance shall be [F29payable in respect of] a claimant even though payment to him of a jobseeker’s allowance has been suspended by virtue of regulations under [F30section 21(2) of the Social Security Act 1998].

(3)A jobseeker’s allowance shall be payable by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) or (2) only if the claimant has complied with such requirements as to the provision of information as may be prescribed for the purposes of this paragraph.

(4)Regulations may make provision for a jobseeker’s allowance payable by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) or (2) to be—

(a)payable at a prescribed rate;

(b)payable for a prescribed period;

(c)treated as being a contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance for the purposes of section 5 of this Act.

(5)Regulations may make provision—

(a)for the recovery, by prescribed means and in prescribed circumstances, of the whole or part of any amount paid by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) or (2);

(b)for the whole or part of any amount paid by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) to be treated, if an award is made on the claim referred to there, as having been paid on account of the jobseeker’s allowance awarded;

(c)for the whole or part of any amount paid by virtue of sub-paragraph (2) to be treated, if the suspension referred to there is lifted, as having been paid on account of the suspended allowance.

[F31(6)References in sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) to an income-based jobseeker's allowance include a payment by way of such an allowance under section 19C.]

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F30Words in Sch. 1 para. 10(2) substituted (18.10.1999 for specified purposes and otherwiseprosp.) by 1998 c. 14, ss. 83, 87(2), Sch. 7 para. 146; S.I. 1999/2860, art. 2(c), Sch. 1 (subject to transitional provisions in Schs. 16-18) (as amended (25.11.1999) by S.I. 1999/3178, art. 3(20), Sch. 20 paras. 1(a), 2(a))

Presence in and absence from Great BritainE+W+S

11(1)Regulations may provide that in prescribed circumstances a claimant who is not in Great Britain may nevertheless be entitled to a contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance.E+W+S

(2)Regulations may make provision for the purposes of this Act as to the circumstances in which a person is to be treated as being or not being in Great Britain.

HouseholdsE+W+S

12Regulations may make provision for the purposes of this Act as to the circumstances in which persons are to be treated as being or not being members of the same household.E+W+S

Responsibility for another personE+W+S

13Regulations may make provision for the purposes of this Act as to the circumstances in which one person is to be treated as responsible or not responsible for another.E+W+S

Relevant educationE+W+S

14Regulations may make provision for the purposes of this Act—E+W+S

(a)as to what is or is not to be treated as relevant education; and

(b)as to the circumstances in which a person is or is not to be treated as receiving relevant education.

[F3214AAFor any purpose of this Act regulations may provide for—E+W+S

(a)circumstances in which a person is to be treated as having or not having a good reason for an act or omission;

(b)matters which are or are not to be taken into account in determining whether a person has a good reason for an act or omission.]

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Amendments (Textual)

F32Sch. 1 para. 14AA inserted (10.6.2012 for specified purposes otherwise 22.10.2012) by Welfare Reform Act 2012 (c. 5), ss. 46(3)(b), 150(3); S.I. 2012/1246, art. 2(3)(c)(ii) (as that S.I. is amended by S.I. 2012/2530, art. 2(7)); S.I. 2012/2530, art. 2(2)(b)

Calculation of periodsE+W+S

15Regulations may make provision for calculating periods for any purpose of this Act.E+W+S

Employment on ships etc.E+W+S

16(1)Regulations may modify any provision of this Act in its application to any person who is, has been, or is to be—E+W+S

(a)employed on board any ship, vessel, hovercraft or aircraft,

(b)outside Great Britain at any prescribed time or in any prescribed circumstances, or

(c)in prescribed employment in connection with continental shelf operations,

so far as that provision relates to a contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance.

(2)The regulations may in particular provide—

(a)for any such provision to apply even though it would not otherwise apply;

(b)for any such provision not to apply even though it would otherwise apply;

(c)for the taking of evidence, in a country or territory outside Great Britain, by a British consular official or other prescribed person;

(d)for enabling payment of the whole, or any part of a contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance to be paid to such of the claimant’s dependants as may be prescribed.

Additional conditionsE+W+S

17Regulations may require additional conditions to be satisfied with respect to the payment of a jobseeker’s allowance to any person who is, has been, or is to be, in employment which falls within a prescribed description.E+W+S

Benefits Act purposesE+W+S

18Regulations may provide for—E+W+S

(a)a jobseeker’s allowance;

(b)a contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance; or

(c)an income-based jobseeker’s allowance,

to be treated, for prescribed purposes of the Benefits Act, as a benefit, or a benefit of a prescribed description.

[F33Treatment of information supplied as information relating to social securityE+W+S

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Amendments (Textual)

F33Sch. 1 para. 19 and cross-heading inserted (12.1.2010) by Welfare Reform Act 2009 (c. 24), ss. 34(3), 61(2)

19Information supplied in pursuance of any provision made by or under this Act F34. . . shall be taken for all purposes to be information relating to social security.]E+W+S

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Section 41(4).

SCHEDULE 2E+W+S+N.I. Consequential Amendments

The Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 (c. 49)E+W+S

1In section 78(2A) of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 (relief from payment of contributions in respect of children subject to supervision requirements etc.), after “income support" insert “, an income-based jobseeker’s allowance (payable under the Jobseekers Act 1995)".E+W+S

The Employment Protection (Consolidation) Act 1978 (c. 44)E+W+S

F352. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S

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F35Sch. 2 para. 2 repealed (22.8.1996) by 1996 c. 17, ss. 45, 46, Sch. 3 Pt. I (with s. 38)

The Education Act 1980 (c. 20)E+W+S

F363. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S

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The Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 (c. 43)E+W+S

4F37. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S

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The Education (Scotland) Act 1980 (c. 44)E+W+S

5In section 53(3) of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 (school meals), after “income support" insert “or of an income-based jobseeker’s allowance (payable under the Jobseekers Act 1995)" and for “it" substitute “that benefit".E+W+S

The Administration of Justice Act 1982 (c. 53)E+W+S

6In section 10 of the Administration of Justice Act 1982 (assessment of damages for personal injuries), in paragraph (ii), for “unemployment benefit" substitute “ contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance (payable under the Jobseekers Act 1995). ”E+W+S

The Transport Act 1982 (c. 49)E+W+S

7In section 70(2)(b) of the Transport Act 1982 (payments in relation to exemption from wearing seat belts), after “income support" insert “ or an income-based jobseeker’s allowance (payable under the Jobseekers Act 1995) ”E+W+S

The Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 (c. 66)E+W+S

8In section 31(8) of the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 (definition of “whole estate of the debtor"), for “section 89(2)" substitute “ sections 71(10B), 78(3B) and 89(2). ”E+W+S

The Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 (c.47)E+W+S

9F38. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S

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The Abolition of Domestic Rates Etc. (Scotland) Act 1987 (c. 47)E+W+S

10Paragraph 7A of Schedule 2 to the Abolition of Domestic Rates Etc. (Scotland) Act 1987 (recovery of outstanding community charge by deduction from income support) shall, so far as it continues to have effect by virtue of Article 2 of the M2Local Government Finance Act 1992 (Recovery of Community Charge) Saving Order 1993, apply as if there were inserted at the end—E+W+S

(3)This paragraph applies to a jobseeker’s allowance as it applies to income support.

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The Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 (c. 1)E+W+S+N.I.

11The Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

12F39. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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F39Sch. 2 para. 12 repealed (6.4.2003 with effect in accordance with s. 723(1) of the repealing Act) by Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 (c. 1), ss. 723, 724 {Sch. 8 Pt. 1}) (with Sch. 7)

13F40. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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F40Sch. 2 para. 13 repealed (1.4.2010 with effect in accordance with s. 381(1) of the repealing Act) by Taxation (International and Other Provisions) Act 2010 (c. 8), ss. 378(1), 381(1), Sch. 10 Pt. 12 (with Sch. 9 para. 1-9, 22)

14F41. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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F41Sch. 2 para. 14 repealed (6.4.2003 with effect in accordance with s. 723(1) of the repealing Act) by Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 (c. 1), ss. 723, 724 {Sch. 8 Pt. 1}) (with Sch. 7)

15F42. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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F42Sch. 2 para. 15 repealed (6.4.2007 with effect in accordance with s. 1034(1) of the repealing Act) by Income Tax Act 2007 (c. 3), ss. 1031, 1034(1), Sch. 3 Pt. 1 (with Sch. 2)

16F43. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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F43Sch. 2 para. 16 repealed (6.4.2003 with effect in accordance with s. 723(1) of the repealing Act) by Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 (c. 1), ss. 723, 724 {Sch. 8 Pt. 1}) (with Sch. 7)

The Education Reform Act 1988 (c. 40)E+W+S

F4417. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S

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The Local Government Finance Act 1988 (c. 41)E+W+S

18In paragraph 6 of Schedule 4 to the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (recovery of outstanding community charge by deduction from income support), insert at the end—E+W+S

(3)This paragraph applies to a jobseeker’s allowance as it applies to income support.

The Children Act 1989 (c. 41)E+W+S

19(1)The Children Act 1989 is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)F45. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(3)F45. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(4)In section 105 (interpretation), after the definition of “ill-treatment" insert—

income-based jobseeker’s allowance” has the same meaning as in the Jobseekers Act 1995;.

(5)In paragraph 21(4) of Schedule 2 (person receiving benefit not to be liable to pay contributions), add at the end “or of an income-based jobseeker’s allowance".

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The Child Support Act 1991 (c. 48)E+W+S

20(1)The Child Support Act 1991 is amended as follows.E+W+S

[F46(2)In section 6(1) (applications by those receiving benefit), after “income support," insert “an income-based jobseeker’s allowance,".]

(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F46(4)In section 46(11) (definitions), in the definition of “relevant benefit", after “income support," insert “an income-based jobseeker’s allowance,".]

(5)In section 47(3) (regulations about fees), after “income support," insert “an income-based jobseeker’s allowance,".

(6)In section 54 (interpretation), after the definition of “income support" insert—

income-based jobseeker’s allowance” has the same meaning as in the Jobseekers Act 1995;.

[F46(7)In paragraph 5(4) of Schedule 1 (assessable income), after “income support" insert “, an income-based jobseeker’s allowance".]

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Amendments (Textual)

F46Sch. 2 para. 20(2)(4)(7) repealed (3.3.2003 for certain purposes otherwise prosp.) by 2000 c. 19, ss. 85, 86(1)(e), Sch. 9 Pt. I (with s. 83(6)); S.I. 2003/192, art. 3, Sch.

The Criminal Justice Act 1991 (c. 53)E+W+S

21(1)Section 24 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 (recovery of fines etc. by deductions from income support) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)In subsection (1), before paragraph (a), after “income support" insert “or a jobseeker’s allowance".

(3)In subsection (1)(a), for “income support" substitute “that benefit".

(4)In subsection (2)(d), after “income support" insert “or a jobseeker’s allowance".

The Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (c.4)E+W+S+N.I.

22In section 22 of the Benefits Act (earnings factors), in subsections (2)(a) and (5), after “entitlement to" insert, in each case, “a contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance or to".E+W+S

23In section 61 of the Benefits Act (exclusion of increase of benefit for failure to satisfy contribution condition), for subsection (2) substitute—E+W+S

(2)Where a person is entitled to short-term incapacity benefit at a rate determined under section 30B(3) above and the retirement pension by reference to which the rate of the benefit is determined—

(a)would have been payable only by virtue of section 60 above, and

(b)would, in consequence of a failure to satisfy a contribution condition, have contained no basic pension,

the benefit shall not be increased under section 47(1) above or under Part IV below on account of a child or an adult.

24F47. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S

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Amendments (Textual)

F47Sch. 2 para. 24 repealed (12.1.2010 with effect as mentioned in s. 58(2)(b) of the repealing act) by Welfare Reform Act 2009 (c. 24), ss. 58(1), 61(2), Sch. 7 Pt. 2

25F48. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S

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26In section 87 of the Benefits Act (rate of increase where associated retirement pension is attributable to reduced contributions), for subsection (1)(a) substitute—E+W+S

(a)is entitled to short-term incapacity benefit under section 30A(2)(b) above; and.

27In section 91 of the Benefits Act (effect of trade disputes on entitlement to dependency increases), for subsection (2) substitute—E+W+S

(2)A person falls within this subsection if—

(a)he is prevented from being entitled to a jobseeker’s allowance by section 14 of the Jobseekers Act 1995 (trade disputes); or

(b)he would be so prevented if he were otherwise entitled to that benefit.

28In section 116 (application to Her Majesty’s forces), in subsection (2), for the words following “provide" substitute- , in the case of persons who are employed earners in respect of their membership of those forces, for reducing the rate of the contributions payable in respect of their employment and for determining— E+W+S+N.I.

(a)the amounts payable on account of those contributions by the Secretary of State and the time and manner of payment, and

(b)the deduction (if any) to be made on account of those contributions from the pay of those persons.

29In section 122(1) of the Benefits Act (interpretation of Parts I to VI of that Act), after the definition of “contract of service" insert—E+W+S

contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance” has the same meaning as in the Jobseekers Act 1995;

30(1)Section 124 of the Benefits Act (entitlement to income support) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)For subsection (1)(a) substitute-

(a)he is of or over the age of 16;.

(3)Omit “and" at the end of subsection (1)(c).

(4)For subsection (1)(d) substitute—

(d)except in such circumstances as may be prescribed, he is not receiving relevant education;.

(5)In subsection (1), after paragraph (d) insert—

(e)he falls within a prescribed category of person; and

(f)he is not entitled to a jobseeker’s allowance and, if he is a member of a married or unmarried couple, the other member of the couple is not entitled to an income-based jobseeker’s allowance.

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I2Sch. 2 para. 30 wholly in force at 7.10.1996; Sch. 2 para. 30 not in force at Royal Assent, see s. 41(2); Sch. 2 para. 30(5) in force (12.12.1995) for the purpose of authorising the making of regulations by S.I. 1995/3228, art. 2(b), Sch.; Sch. 2 para. 30 in force (7.10.1996) in so far as not already in force by S.I. 1996/2208, art. 2(b)

31In section 126 of the Benefits Act (income support: trade disputes)—E+W+S

(a)in subsection (1)(a), for “is disqualified under section 27 above for receiving unemployment benefit" substitute “is prevented from being entitled to a jobseeker’s allowance by section 14 of the Jobseekers Act 1995 (trade disputes)"; and

(b)in subsection (1)(b), for “disqualified" substitute “prevented".

32In section 127 of the Benefits Act (effect of return to work), for “disqualified for receiving unemployment benefit" substitute “prevented from being entitled to a jobseeker’s allowance".E+W+S

33F49. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S

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34F50. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S

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35(1)Section 137 of the Benefits Act (interpretation of Part VII and supplementary provisions) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)In subsection (1), after the definition of “family" insert—

income-based jobseeker’s allowance” has the same meaning as in the Jobseekers Act 1995;.

(3)In subsection (2), for paragraph (d) substitute—

(d)as to circumstances in which a person is or is not to be treated as engaged or normally engaged in remunerative work;.

36(1)Schedule 7 to the Benefits Act (industrial injuries benefits) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)In paragraph 3(10), for “it has for the purposes of unemployment benefit" substitute “a jobseeking period and any period linked to such a period has for the purposes of the Jobseekers Act 1995.".

(3)For paragraph 13(10) substitute—

(10)Day of interruption of employment” means a day which forms part of—

(a)a jobseeking period (as defined by the Jobseekers Act 1995), or

(b)a linked period (as defined by that Act)..

37In Schedule 13 to the Benefits Act (relationship of statutory maternity pay with benefits and other payments), for paragraph 1 substitute—E+W+S

1Except as may be prescribed, a day which falls within the maternity pay period shall not be treated as a day of incapacity for work for the purposes of determining, for this Act, whether it forms part of a period of incapacity for work for the purposes of incapacity benefit..

The Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c.5)E+W+S+N.I.

38In section 1 of the Administration Act (entitlement to benefit dependent on claim), in the definition of “benefit” in subsection (4), after “Benefits Act;" insert—E+W+S

(aa)a jobseeker’s allowance;.

39In section 5 of the Administration Act (claims and payments regulations), in subsection (2) after paragraph (a) insert—E+W+S

(aa)a jobseeker’s allowance;.

40(1)Section 15A of the Administration Act (payment out of benefit of sums in respect of mortgage interest etc.) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)F51. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(3)In the definition of “qualifying associate", in subsection (4)—

(a)after “support" insert “or an income-based jobseeker’s allowance"; and

(b)after “Act" insert “or (as the case may be) under the Jobseekers Act 1995,".

(4)In the definition of “relevant benefits” in subsection (4), after “Act;" insert—

(aa)a jobseeker’s allowance;.

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[F5241In section 17(1) of the Administration Act (questions for adjudication by the Secretary of State), omit “and" at the end of paragraph (g) and after paragraph (h) insert— ; and E+W+S+N.I.

(i)any question arising under section 27 of the Jobseekers Act 1995, or under any provision of regulations under that section, as to—

(i)whether a person is, or was, an employee or employer of another;

(ii)whether an employer is entitled to make any deduction from his contributions payments in accordance with regulations under section 27 of that Act;

(iii)whether a payment falls to be made to an employer in accordance with those regulations;

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F52Sch. 2 paras. 41-47 repealed (18.10.1999 for specified purposes and otherwiseprosp.) by 1998 c. 14, ss. 86(2), 87(2), Sch. 8; S.I. 1999/2860, art. 2(c), Sch. 1 (subject to transitional provisions in Schs. 16-18) (as amended (25.11.1999) by S.I. 1999/3178, art. 3(20), Sch. 20 paras. 1(a), 2(a))

[F5342(1)Section 20 of the Administration Act (claims and questions to be submitted to adjudication officer) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)In subsection (1), omit “and" at the end of paragraph (b) and after paragraph (c) insert— ; and

(d)any question whether a jobseeker’s allowance is not payable to a person by virtue of section 19 of the Jobseekers Act 1995.

(3)In subsection (2), after “which", insert—

(a)may be determined by an adjudication officer under section 9(6) or 10(5) of the Jobseekers Act 1995; or

(b).

(4)In subsection (6), after paragraph (a) insert—

(aa)a jobseeker’s allowance;.]

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F53Sch. 2 paras. 41-47 repealed (18.10.1999 for specified purposes and otherwiseprosp.) by 1998 c. 14, ss. 86(2), 87(2), Sch. 8; S.I. 1999/2860, art. 2(c), Sch. 1 (subject to transitional provisions in Schs. 16-18) (as amended (25.11.1999) by S.I. 1999/3178, art. 3(20), Sch. 20 paras. 1(a), 2(a))

[F5443In section 25 of the Administration Act (review of decisions), in subsection (1)(e), for “25A(4) or (5) of the Contributions and Benefits Act" substitute “ 6(6) or 7(7) of the Jobseekers Act 1995".]E+W+S

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F54Sch. 2 paras. 41-47 repealed (18.10.1999 for specified purposes and otherwiseprosp.) by 1998 c. 14, ss. 86(2), 87(2), Sch. 8; S.I. 1999/2860, art. 2(c), Sch. 1 (subject to transitional provisions in Schs. 16-18) (as amended (25.11.1999) by S.I. 1999/3178, art. 3(20), Sch. 20 paras. 1(a), 2(a))

  • In section 58 of the Administration Act (determination of questions and matters arising out of, or pending, reviews and appeals)—

    (a)

    in subsection (1), after “Benefits Act" insert “, the Jobseekers Act 1995"; and

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    in subsection (4), after “unemployment benefit" insert “or a jobseeker’s allowance".]

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F55Sch. 2 paras. 41-47 repealed (18.10.1999 for specified purposes and otherwiseprosp.) by 1998 c. 14, ss. 86(2), 87(2), Sch. 8; S.I. 1999/2860, art. 2(c), Sch. 1 (subject to transitional provisions in Schs. 16-18) (as amended (25.11.1999) by S.I. 1999/3178, art. 3(20), Sch. 20 paras. 1(a), 2(a))

[F5645In section 61 of the Administration Act (supplementary matters relating to determinations), in subsection (4), after paragraph (a) insert—E+W+S

(aa)to a jobseeker’s allowance;.]

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F56Sch. 2 paras. 41-47 repealed (18.10.1999 for specified purposes and otherwiseprosp.) by 1998 c. 14, ss. 86(2), 87(2), Sch. 8; S.I. 1999/2860, art. 2(c), Sch. 1 (subject to transitional provisions in Schs. 16-18) (as amended (25.11.1999) by S.I. 1999/3178, art. 3(20), Sch. 20 paras. 1(a), 2(a))

[F5746In section 68 of the Administration Act (restrictions on entitlement to benefit in certain cases of error), in the definition of “benefit” in subsection (4), after “Act;" insert—E+W+S

(aa)a jobseeker’s allowance;.]

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F57Sch. 2 paras. 41-47 repealed (18.10.1999 for specified purposes and otherwiseprosp.) by 1998 c. 14, ss. 86(2), 87(2), Sch. 8; S.I. 1999/2860, art. 2(c), Sch. 1 (subject to transitional provisions in Schs. 16-18) (as amended (25.11.1999) by S.I. 1999/3178, art. 3(20), Sch. 20 paras. 1(a), 2(a))

[F5847In section 70 of the Administration Act (correction of errors and setting aside of decisions), in subsection (3), omit “or" at the end of paragraph (i) and after paragraph (j) insert— ; or E+W+S

(l)the Jobseekers Act 1995..]

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F58Sch. 2 paras. 41-47 repealed (18.10.1999 for specified purposes and otherwiseprosp.) by 1998 c. 14, ss. 86(2), 87(2), Sch. 8; S.I. 1999/2860, art. 2(c), Sch. 1 (subject to transitional provisions in Schs. 16-18) (as amended (25.11.1999) by S.I. 1999/3178, art. 3(20), Sch. 20 paras. 1(a), 2(a))

48In section 71 of the Administration Act (recovery of overpayments), in subsection (11), after paragraph (a) insert—E+W+S

(aa)subject to section 71A below, a jobseeker’s allowance;.

49(1)Section 73 of the Administration Act (adjustment of benefits) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)after “Act" insert “, or a contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance,"; and

(b)for “its receipt" substitute “receipt of that benefit".

(3)For subsection (4) substitute—

(4)Regulations may provide for adjusting—

(a)benefit as defined in section 122 of the Contributions and Benefits Act; or

(b)a contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance,

payable to or in respect of any person where there is payable in his case any such benefit as is described in subsection (5) below..

50In section 74 (recovery and abatement of income support), in subsections (1), (2) and (3) after “support" insert, in each place, “or an income-based jobseeker’s allowance".E+W+S

51In section 78 of the Administration Act (recovery of social fund awards), in subsection (6)(d), after “support" insert “or an income-based jobseeker’s allowance".E+W+S

F5952. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S

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F59Sch. 2 para. 52 repealed (6.10.1997) by 1997 c. 27, s. 33(2), Sch. 4 (with savings in ss. 1, 2, 28); S.I. 1997/2085, art. 2(2)

53(1)Section 105 of the Administration Act (failure to maintain) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)F60. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(3)In subsection (3), at the beginning insert “Subject to subsection (4) below,".

(4)After subsection (3) insert—

(4)For the purposes of this section, in its application to an income-based jobseeker’s allowance, a person is liable to maintain another if that other person is his or her spouse.

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F6154. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S

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F61Sch. 2 para. 54 repealed (6.10.1997) by 1997 c. 27, s. 33(2), Sch. 4 (with savings in ss. 1, 2, 28); S.I. 1997/2085, art. 2(2) and expressed to be repealed (2.4.2001) by 2000 c. 19, s. 85, Sch. 9 Pt. VI (with s. 83(6)); S.I. 2001/1252, art. 2(1)(e)

55In section 115 of the Administration Act (offences by bodies corporate), in subsection (1), after “Act" insert “, or under the Jobseekers Act 1995,".E+W+S

56(1)Section 116 of the Administration Act (legal proceedings) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)In subsection (1), after “Act" insert “or the Jobseekers Act 1995".

(3)In subsection (2)(a), after “council tax benefit" insert “, or for an offence under the Jobseekers Act 1995,".

(4)In subsection (7)(a), after “this Act" insert “or the Jobseekers Act 1995".

[F6257In section 117 of the Administration Act (questions arising in proceedings), in subsection (1)(a), after “Act" insert “or the Jobseekers Act 1995".]E+W+S

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F62Sch. 2 para. 57 repealed (18.10.1999 for specified purposes and otherwiseprosp.) by 1998 c. 14, ss. 86(2), 87(2), Sch. 8; S.I. 1999/2860, art. 2(c), Sch. 1 (subject to transitional provisions in Schs. 16-18) (as amended (25.11.1999) by S.I. 1999/3178, art. 3(20), Sch. 20 paras. 1(a), 2(a))

F6358. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S

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59In section 124 of the Administration Act (provisions relating to age, death and marriage), in subsection (1), after “applies;" insert—E+W+S

(aa)of the provisions of Parts I and II of the Jobseekers Act 1995;.

60In section 125 of the Administration Act (notifications of deaths), in subsection (1)—E+W+S

(a)after “Benefits Act" insert “, the Jobseekers Act 1995"; and

(b)for “either of them" substitute “any of those Acts".

61In section 126 of the Administration Act (information to be provided by personal representatives in certain cases), in subsection (1), after “support" insert “, an income-based jobseeker’s allowance".E+W+S

F6462. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S

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F6563. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S

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64(1)Section 150 of the Administration Act (annual up-rating of benefits) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)In subsection (1), after paragraph (j) insert-

(k)specified in regulations under section 4(2) or (5) of the Jobseekers Act 1995;.

(3)In subsection (7), after “Benefits Act" insert “or under the Jobseekers Act 1995,".

65In section 164(1) of the Administration Act (destination of repayments), after “Subject to" insert “section 38 of the Jobseekers Act 1995 and to".E+W+S

66(1)Section 166 of the Administration Act (financial review and report) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)In subsection (1), for the words from “the 1975 Act" to the end substitute—

(a)the 1975 Act;

(b)Parts I to VI of the Contributions and Benefits Act (except Part I of Schedule 8);

(c)the provisions of the Jobseekers Act 1995 relating to a contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance; and

(d)this Act so far as it relates to the provisions specified in paragraphs (b) and (c) above..

(3)In subsection (2), for the words from “Parts I" to the end substitute—

(a)Parts I to VI of the Contributions and Benefits Act (except Part I of Schedule 8);

(b)the provisions of the Jobseekers Act 1995 relating to a contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance; and

(c)this Act so far as it relates to the provisions specified in paragraphs (a) and (b) above..

67In section 170 of the Administration Act (the Social Security Advisory Committee), in subsection (5)—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)in the definition of “the relevant enactments", after “payments;" insert—

(aa)the provisions of the Jobseekers Act 1995; and

(b)in the definition of “the relevant Northern Ireland enactments", after paragraph (a) insert—

(aa)any provisions in Northern Ireland which correspond to provisions of the Jobseekers Act 1995; and.

68(1)Section 177(5) of the Administration Act (co-ordination with Northern Ireland) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In paragraph (a), after “Benefits Act" insert “, the Jobseekers Act 1995".

(3)In paragraph (b), after “Benefits Act" insert “, any enactment in Northern Ireland corresponding to the Jobseekers Act 1995".

(4)After “income support;" insert—

(ia)income-based jobseeker’s allowance;.

69(1)Section 178 of the Administration Act (reciprocal arrangements with Northern Ireland) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)In subsection (1), after “Benefits Act" insert “, the Jobseekers Act 1995".

(3)In subsection (2), after paragraph (a) insert—

(aa)income-based jobseeker’s allowance;.

(4)In subsection (3), after “this Act" insert (in each place) “, the Jobseekers Act 1995".

70(1)Section 179 of the Administration Act (reciprocal agreements with countries outside the United Kingdom) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)In subsection (3), after “this Act" insert “, the Jobseekers Act 1995".

(3)In subsection (4), after “Benefits Act;" insert—

(aa)to the Jobseekers Act 1995;.

(4)In subsection (5), after paragraph (a) insert—

(aa)jobseeker’s allowance;.

71In section 180 of the Administration Act (payment of travelling expenses by Secretary of State), after “Benefits Act" (in both places) insert “, the Jobseekers Act 1995".E+W+S

72In section 187 of the Administration Act (certain benefit to be inalienable), in subsection (1), after paragraph (a) insert—E+W+S

(aa)a jobseeker’s allowance;.

73(1)Section 191 of the Administration Act (interpretation) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)In the definition of “benefit", after “Act" insert “and includes a jobseeker’s allowance".

(3)After the definition of “the Consequential Provisions Act" insert—

contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance” has the same meaning as in the Jobseekers Act 1995;.

(4)After the definition of “housing benefit scheme" insert—

income-based jobseeker’s allowance” has the same meaning as in the Jobseekers Act 1995;.

74F66. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S

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The Local Government Finance Act 1992 (c.14)E+W+S

75(1)Paragraph 6 of Schedule 4 to the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (deductions from income support) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)In sub-paragraph (1)—

(a)after first “income support" insert “ or a jobseeker’s allowance ”;

(b)omit “within the meaning of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992"; and

(c)in paragraph (a), for “income support" substitute “ that benefit ”.

(3)In sub-paragraph (2)(b) after “income support" insert “ or a jobseeker’s allowance ” .

76(1)Paragraph 6 of Schedule 8 to the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (enforcement in Scotland) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)In sub-paragraph (1)—

(a)after first “income support" insert “ or a jobseeker’s allowance ”;

(b)omit “within the meaning of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992"; and

(c)in paragraph (a), for “income support" substitute “ that benefit ”.

(3)In sub-paragraph (2)(b) after “income support" insert “ or a jobseeker’s allowance ” .

Section 41(5).

SCHEDULE 3E+W+S Repeals

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I3Sch. 3 wholly in force at 7.10.1996; Sch. 3 not in force at Royal Assent, see s. 41(2); the repeals in Sch. 3 relating to 1976 c. 71 in force (1.4.1996) by S.I. 1995/3228, art. 2(f); Sch. 3 in force (7.10.1996) in so far as not already in force by S.I. 1996/2208, art. 2(b)

ChapterShort titleExtent of repeal
1976 c. 71.Supplementary Benefits Act 1976.Section 30.
Schedule 5.
1991 c. 53.Criminal Justice Act 1991.In section 24(4), in the definition of “income support", the words “unemployment, or".
1992 c. 4.Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.In section 20, subsection (1)(a) and in the definition of “short-term benefit", in subsection (2), paragraph (a).
In section 21(2), in the Table relating to short-term benefits, the entry relating to unemployment benefit.
Section 25.
Section 25A.
Section 25B.
Section 26.
Section 27.
Section 28.
Section 29.
Section 30.
Section 80(2)(a).
Section 82(1).
In section 124, the word “and", at the end of subsection (1)(c) and subsections (2) and (3).
Section 125.
In section 163(1), the definition of “period of interruption of employment".
In Schedule 3, paragraph 1.
In Schedule 4, paragraph 1 of Part I and paragraph 1 of Part IV.
In Schedule 11, in paragraph 2(g), the words “, within the meaning of section 27 above,".
In Schedule 12, in paragraph 1, the words “a period of interruption of employment for the purposes of unemployment benefit or".
1992 c. 5.Social Security Administration Act 1992.In section 17(1)(g), the word “and" at the end.
In section 20(1)(b), the word “and" at the end.
In section 70(3)(i), the word “or".
In section 71(11)(b), the words “subject to section 72 below".
Section 72.
1992 c. 14.Local Government Finance Act 1992.In paragraph 6(1) of Schedule 4, the words “within the meaning of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.".
In paragraph 6(1) of Schedule 8, the words “within the meaning of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.".
1994 c. 18.Social Security (Incapacity for Work) Act 1994.In Schedule 1, paragraphs 4, 5, 6, 19, 21, 24(2) and (3), 30, 35, 36, 37, sub-paragraph (b) of paragraph 39, 41(3), 45(2) and 47.

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