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Welfare Reform Act 2009

20A: Certain circumstances in which a jobseeker’s allowance is not payable: joint-claim jobseeker’s allowance

303.New section 20A prescribes conditions in which a member of a joint-claim couple may be sanctioned for a breach of a requirement under section 18A of the Jobseekers Act 1995.

304.If both members of the couple are sanctioned, no allowance is paid. If one member is sanctioned the amount paid is reduced by the method prescribed in subsection (6). Other provisions are similar to those that apply under new section 19 of the 1995 Act.

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