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The Social Security and Child Support (Jobseeker’s Allowance) (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 1996

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Amendment of the Child Support (Maintenance Assessments and Special Cases) Regulations 1992

6.—(1) The Child Support (Maintenance Assessments and Special Cases) Regulations 1992(1) shall be amended in accordance with the following provisions of this regulation.

(2) In regulation 1(2) (interpretation) after the definition of “Independent Living (Extension) Fund” there shall be inserted the following definition—

“the Jobseekers Act” means the Jobseekers Act 1995(2);.

(3) In regulation 28(1) (amount payable where absent parent is in receipt of income support or other prescribed benefit)(3) after the words “income support” there shall be inserted the words “, income-based jobseeker’s allowance”.

(4) In Schedule 1 (calculation of N and M)—

(a)in paragraph 7 after sub-paragraph (1) there shall be inserted the following sub-paragraph—

(1A) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1), an addition to a contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance under regulation 9(4) of the Jobseeker’s Allowance (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 1995(4) shall be treated as a dependency increase included with a benefit under the Contributions and Benefits Act.;

(b)paragraph 22 shall be re-numbered sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 22 and after sub-paragraph (1) there shall be added the following sub-paragraph—

(1A) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1), an addition to a contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance under regulation 9(4) of the Jobseeker’s Allowance (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 1995 shall be treated as a dependency increase included with a benefit under the Contributions and Benefits Act.;

(c)in paragraph 28(b) for the words “unemployment benefit” there shall be substituted the words “a contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance”.

(5) In paragraph 15 of Schedule 2 (amounts to be disregarded when calculating or estimating N and M) after the words “income support,” there shall be inserted the words “income-based jobseeker’s allowance,”.

(6) In the provisions listed in paragraph (7), after the words “the Contributions and Benefits Act” in each place where they occur there shall be inserted the words “or the Jobseekers Act”.

(7) The provisions referred to in paragraph (6) are—

(a)regulation 7(1)(b) (net income: calculation or estimation of N);

(b)paragraph 6(2) of Schedule 1 (calculation of N and M);

(c)paragraphs 39 and 49 (when those words first occur) of Schedule 2 (amounts to be disregarded when calculating or estimating N or M).

(1)

S.I. 1992/1815.

(3)

Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 1993/913.

(4)

S.I. 1995/3276.

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