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

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Availability of carers in term-time

7.—(1) In any week which falls wholly or partly in term-time, regulations 6, 7 and 13(4) of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations shall not apply to a person who has restricted the total number of hours for which he is available for employment in any week in accordance with paragraph (2).

(2) A person to whom this Part applies who has caring responsibilities may restrict the total number of hours for which he is available for employment to less than 16 hours in any week which falls wholly or partly in term-time in which he is undertaking a workskill course providing

(a)in that week he is avaiable for employment for as many hours as his caring responsibilities and his course allow;

(b)in that week he is available for the specific hours that those responsibilities and his course allow;

(c)the times at which he is available to take up employment (his “pattern of availability”) are recorded in his jobseeker’s agreement and any variation in that pattern are recorded in a varied agreement;

(d)he provides evidence as often as may be required by an employment officer within five days of being so required by the employment officer consisting of a document signed by him and on behalf of the establishment at which he is undertaking the workskill course confirming that he is attending the establishment when required to attend, in such form as may be required by the employment officer; and

(e)hs provides evidence as often as may be required by an employment officer within five days of being so required by the employment officer consisting of a document signed by him and on behalf of the establishment at which he is undertaking the workskill course confirming that he is making satisfactory progress on the course, in such form as may be required by the employment officer.

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