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The Jobseeker’s Allowance (Workskill Courses) Pilot (No. 2) Regulations 1997

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Good cause for the purposes of section 19(5)(b)

19.—(1) Without prejudice to any other circumstancers in which a person may be regarded as having good cause for any act or omission for the purposes of section 19(5)(b) of the Act and in addition to the circumstances listed in regulation 73 of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations, a person to whom Part II or Part III applies is to be regarded as having good cause for any act or omission for the purposes of section 19(5)(b)(iii) and (iv) where

(a)the act or omission was in relation to a workskill course undertaken by him and occurred less than four weeks after the first day of the period of study;

(b)the act or omission was in relation to a workskill course undertaken by him and was due to his lack of ability;

(c)the workskill course was not suitable; or

(d)the act or omission was in relation to an employment programme and he was or would have been required to attend the employment programme at a time which would have prevented him from attending the workskill course.

(2) In this regulation, a workskill course is suitable if it is suitable for that person is vocationally relevant respects, namely his personal capacity, aptitude, his preference, the level of qualification aimed at, duration of the course and proportion of time, if any, which the person has spent on the training in relation to the length of the course.

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