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18.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), a claimant’s normal weekly income which does not consist of earnings shall be determined by reference to his weekly income over a period of 26 weeks immediately preceding the week in which the date of claim falls or over such period immediately preceding that week as may, in any particular case, enable his normal weekly income to be determined more accurately.
(2) Where a claimant’s income consists of any payments made by a person, whether under a court order or not, for the maintenance of any member of his family, and those payments are made or due to be made at regular intervals, his normal weekly income shall be determined—
(a)if before the date of claim those payments are made at regular intervals, by reference to the normal weekly amount;
(b)if they are not so made, by reference to the average of such payments received in the 13 weeks immediately preceding the week in which the date of claim falls.
(3) For the purposes of this regulation, income other than earnings shall be calculated in accordance with Chapter V of this Part.
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