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47. After regulation 148, there shall be inserted the following regulation—
148A. (1) For the purpose of calculating any entitlement to a joint-claim jobseeker’s allowance under this Part—
(a)except in a case to which sub-paragraph (b), (c) or (d) applies, a joint-claim couple’s weekly applicable amount shall be the aggregate of—
(i)90 per cent. of the amount applicable (reduced where appropriate in accordance with regulation 146G (applicable amount in hardship cases for joint-claim couples)) in respect of the couple under paragraph 1(3) of Schedule 1 or, as the case may be, the amount applicable in respect of them under regulation 86B (joint-claim couples: polygamous marriages);
(ii)the amount, if applicable, specified in Part IVA of Schedule 1 (premiums);
(iii)any amounts applicable under regulation 86A(d) or, as the case may be, 86B(e) (housing costs); and
(iv)the amount, if applicable, specified in paragraph 3 of Schedule 1;
(b)where a member of a joint-claim couple is a resident in a residential care home or a nursing home and has a preserved right, the weekly applicable amount of the joint-claim couple shall be the aggregate of—
(i)90 per cent. of the amount of the allowance for personal expenses prescribed in paragraph 12(a) of Schedule 4A (applicable amounts of members in residential care and nursing homes) and where regulation 146G (applicable amount in hardship cases for joint-claim couples) applies, the reference in this head to 90 per cent. of the amount so reduced shall be construed as a reference to 90 per cent. of the relevant amount under that regulation reduced by the percentage specified in paragraph (1) or (2), as the case may be, of that regulation;
(ii)the amount in respect of the weekly charge for his accommodation calculated in accordance with regulation 86D and Schedule 4A;
(c)where a member of a joint-claim couple is in residential accommodation, the weekly applicable amount shall be 98 per cent. of the amount referred to in column (2) of paragraph 9 of Schedule 5A (applicable amounts of joint-claim couples in special cases) which is applicable to the couple;
(d)except where sub-paragraph (b) or (c) applies, in the case of a member of a joint-claim couple to whom any paragraph of Schedule 5A (applicable amounts of joint-claim couples in special cases) applies, the amount shall be 90 per cent. of the amount applicable in column (2) of that Schedule in respect of the joint-claim couple plus, if applicable—
(i)any premium under Part IVA of Schedule 1;
(ii)any amounts applicable under regulation 86A(d) or, as the case may be, 86B(e) (housing costs).
(2) Where the calculation of a joint-claim couple’s applicable amount under this regulation results in a fraction of a penny that fraction shall be treated as a penny.”.
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