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The Social Security (Incapacity for Work) (General) Regulations 1995

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[F117.(1) The categories of work referred to in regulation 16(3)(e) are set out in the following paragraphs.

(2) Work for which the earnings in any week do not exceed £20.00.

(3) Work for which the earnings in any week do not exceed [F216 x National Minimum Wage, subject to paragraph (10),] and which—

(a)is part of a treatment programme and is done under medical supervision while the person doing it is an in-patient, or is regularly attending as an out-patient, of a hospital or similar institution, or

(b)is supervised by a person employed by a public or local authority or [F3by a] voluntary organisation [F3or community interest company] engaged in the provision or procurement of work for persons who have disabilities.

(4) Work which is done for less than 16 hours a week, for which earnings in any week do not exceed [F416 x National Minimum Wage, subject to paragraph (10),] F5...

(5)  Work done in the course of receiving assistance in pursuing self-employed earner’s employment whilst participating in a programme provided or other arrangements made under section 2 of the Employment and Training Act 1973 (functions of the Secretary of State) or section 2 of the Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland) Act 1990 (functions in relation to training for employment etc ).

(6) Work done as a volunteer.

(7) [F6Duties undertaken on either one full day or two half days a week] as—

F7(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F8(b)a member of the First-tier Tribunal where the member is eligible for appointment to be such a member in accordance with article 2(3) of the Qualifications for Appointment of Members to the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal Order 2008.]

(8) In this regulation—

“less than 16 hours a week” means—

(a)

subject to paragraph (b) or (c), a combined total of less than 16 hours a week,

(b)

subject to paragraph (c), an average of less than 16 hours a week in the period which comprises that week and the 4 weeks preceding it, or

(c)

an average of less than 16 hours a week in the period of the cycle in which that week falls, where it is established that the work falls into a recognised cycle;

[F9“National Minimum Wage” means the rate of the national minimum wage specified in regulation 11 of the National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (rate of the national minimum wage);]

F10...

“voluntary organisation” means a body, other than a public or local authority, the activities of which are carried on otherwise than for profit.]

F11(9) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F12(10) Where the amount determined by the calculation in paragraphs (3) and (4) would, but for this paragraph, include an amount of–

(a)less than 50p, that amount shall be rounded up to the nearest 50p; or

(b)less than £1 but more than 50p, that amount shall be rounded up to the nearest £1.]

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