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3. The Secretary of State may select a claimant for participation in the Scheme.
4. (1) Subject to regulation 5, a claimant (“C”) selected under regulation 3 is required to participate in the Scheme where the Secretary of State gives C a notice in writing complying with paragraph (2).
(2) The notice must specify—
(a)that C is required to participate in the Scheme;
(b)the day on which C’s participation will start;
(c)details of what C is required to do by way of participation in the Scheme;
(d)that the requirement to participate in the Scheme will continue until C is given notice by the Secretary of State that C’s participation is no longer required, or C’s award of jobseeker’s allowance terminates, whichever is earlier;
(e)information about the consequences of failing to participate in the Scheme.
(3) Any changes made to the requirements mentioned in paragraph (2)(c) after the date on which C’s participation starts must be notified to C in writing.
5. (1) Where a claimant (“C”) is—
(a)subject to a requirement to participate in the Scheme, and
(b)while C is subject to such a requirement, the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations apply so that C is not required to meet the jobseeking conditions(1)
C’s requirement to participate in the Scheme is suspended for the period during which C is not required to meet the jobseeking conditions.
(2) A requirement to participate in the Scheme ceases to apply to a claimant (“C”) if—
(a)the Secretary of State gives C notice in writing that C is no longer required to participate in the Scheme, or
(b)C’s award of jobseeker’s allowance terminates,
whichever is earlier.
(3) Where paragraph (2)(a) applies, the requirement ceases to apply on the day specified in the notice.
See section 17A(10) of the Act for the meaning of the “jobseeking conditions”.
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