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

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2.—(1) In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires—

the Act” means the Jobseekers Act 1995;

“benefit” means income support, unemployment benefit or jobseeker’s allowance and “receiving benefit” means receiving benefit which that person has claimed and received as an unemployed person or in accordance with Part I of the Act, but does not include jobseeker’s allowance received by virtue of an entitlement under regulation 170 of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations;

“caring responsibilities” has the same meaning as in regulation 4 of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Reghlations;

“casual employment” means employment from which the employee can be released without his giving any notice or, if he is required to give notice, employment from which he can be released before the end of the vacation;

“employment officer” means an officer of the Secretary of State;

“employment-related course” has the same meaning as it has in regulation 1(3) of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations;

“examination” means an examination which is specified as an examination related to the workskill course in a document signed on behalf of the establishment at which the workskill course is being undertaken;

“full-time employment” means remunerative work as defined in regulation 51(1)(a) of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations;

“full-time student” has the same meaning as in regulation 1(3) of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations;

“the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations” means the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations 1996(1);

“jobseeking period” has the meaning prescribed in regulation 47 and 47A of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations(2);

“made a claim for jobseeker’s allowance” includes treated as having made a claim for the allowance and treated as having an award of the allowance in accordance with regulation 5, 6 or 7 of the Jobseeker’s Allowance (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 1996(3);

“part-time employment” means employment which is not full-time employment;

“part-time student” has the same meaning as in regulation 1(3) of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations;

“period of study” has the same meaning as it has in regulation 4 of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations;

“qualifying person” has the meaning given in regulation 3(1);

“region” means a region set out in Part I of Part II of the Schedule to these Regulations;

“term-time” means the period specified as term-time in relation to a qualifying person in a document signed on behalf of the establishment at which the workskill course is being undertaken;

“vacation” means any period falling within the period of study, as defined in regulation 4 of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations, which is not term-time;

“week” means benefit week as defined in regulation 1(3) of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations except in Part IV where it means any period of seven consecutive days;

“workskill course” has the meaning given in regulation 3(2).

(2) In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires, a reference

(a)to a numbered Part is to the Part of these Regulations bearing that number;

(b)to a numbered regulation is to the regulation in these Regulations bearing that number;

(c)in a regulation to a numbered paragraph is to the paragraph in that regulation bearing that number; and

(d)in a paragraph to a lettered or numbered sub-paragraph is to the sub-paragraph in that paragraph bearing that letter or number.

(1)

S.I. 1996/207, as amended by the Jobseeker’s Allowance (Amendment) Regulations 1996, S.I. 1996/1516, the Jobseeker’s Allowance and Income Support (General) (Amendment) Regulations 1996, S.I. 1996/1517, the Social Security and Child Support (Jobseeker’s Allowance) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 1996, S.I. 1996/2538, the Social Security (Miscel laneous Amendments) Regulations 1997, S.I. 1997/454 and the Social Security (Jobseeker’s Allowance and Mariners' Benefit) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 1997, S.I. 1997/563.

(2)

Regulation 47A was inserted by regulation 2 of the Social Security and Child Support (Jobseeker’s Allowance) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 1996, S.I. 1996/2538.

(3)

S.I. 1996/2567.

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