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The Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations 1996

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Amendment of the Social Security Benefit (Persons Abroad) Regulations

165.  (1)  Regulation 11 of the Social Security Benefit (Persons Abroad) Regulations 1975(1) (modification of the Act in relation to employment on the Continental Shelf) shall be amended in accordance with the following provisions of this regulation.

(2) After paragraph (1) there shall be inserted the following paragraph–

(1A) Where a claimant would be entitled to a contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance but for section 1(2)(i) of the Jobseekers Act 1995(2) (conditions of entitlement to a jobseeker’s allowance: requirement to be in Great Britain), he shall be entitled to a contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance notwithstanding his absence from Great Britain if—

(a)the absence from Great Britain is due to his being or having been in prescribed employment in a designated area; or

(b)subject to paragraph (2B), he is, in connection with prescribed employment–

(i)in a prescribed area; or

(ii)travelling between one prescribed area and another; or

(iii)travelling between a designated area and a prescribed area; or

(iv)travelling between Norway or a member State (including the United Kingdom) and a prescribed area..

(3) In paragraph (2B) for the words “Paragraph (2A)” there shall be substituted the words “Paragraphs (1A) and (2A)”.

(4) In paragraph (4) after the word “thereunder” there shall be inserted the words “, and the Jobseekers Act 1995 and regulations made thereunder”.

(1)

S.I. 1975/563; relevant amending instrument is S.I. 1982/1738.

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