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  • Order modified by S.R. 2019/211 art. 2(2)(c) (This amendment not applied to Affecting Order revoked (19.12.2020) without ever being in force by S.R. 2020/347, arts. 1(1), 2)

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Introductory

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. Part II The Jobseeker's Allowance

    1. Entitlement

      1. 3.The jobseeker's allowance

      2. 4.The contribution-based conditions

      3. 5.The income-based conditions

      4. 5A.The conditions for claims by joint-claim couples

      5. 5B.Joint-claim couples: the nominated member

      6. 6.Amount payable by way of a jobseeker's allowance

      7. 6A.Amount payable in respect of joint-claim couple

      8. 7.Duration of a contribution-based jobseeker's allowance

    2. Work-related requirements

      1. 8.Work-related requirements

      2. 8A.Claimant commitment

      3. 8B.Work-focused interview requirement

      4. 8C.Work preparation requirement

      5. 8D.Work search requirement

      6. 8E.Work availability requirement

      7. 8F.Imposition of work-related requirements

      8. 8G.Connected requirements

      9. 8H.Imposition of work-related and connected requirements: supplementary

      10. 8I.Compliance with work-related and connected requirements

      11. 8J.Higher-level sanctions

      12. 8K.Other sanctions

      13. 8L.Concurrent exercise of certain functions by Department for Employment and Learning

      14. 8M.Delegation and contracting out

      15. 9.Actively seeking employment

      16. 10.Attendance, information and evidence

      17. 11.The jobseeker's agreement

      18. 12.Variation of jobseeker's agreement

      19. 13.Jobseeker's agreement: reviews and appeals

    3. Income and Capital

      1. 14.Income and capital: general

      2. 15.Income and capital: income-based jobseeker's allowance

    4. Trade disputes

      1. 16.Trade disputes

      2. 17.Effect on other claimants

      3. 17A.Trade disputes: joint-claim couples

    5. Persons under 18

      1. 18.Severe hardship

      2. 19.Reduced payments

      3. 20.Recovery of overpayments

    6. “Work for your benefit” schemes etc.

      1. 19A.Schemes for assisting persons to obtain employment: “work for your benefit” schemes etc.

      2. 19B.Article 19A: supplemental

      3. 20.Recovery of overpayments

    7. Denial of jobseeker's allowance

      1. 21.Higher-level sanctions

      2. 21A.Other sanctions

      3. 21B.Claimants ceasing to be available for employment etc.

      4. 21C.Hardship payments

      5. 22.Exemptions from Article 21 and 21A

      6. 22A.Denial or reduction of joint-claim jobseeker's allowance

      7. 22B.Exemptions from Article 22A

    8. Violent conduct etc. in connection with claim

      1. 22C.Sanctions for violent conduct etc. in connection with claim

      2. 22D.Article 22C: supplementary

    9. Miscellaneous

      1. 22E.Contracting out

      2. 23.Supplementary provisions

      3. 24.Members of the forces

      4. 25.Recovery of sums in respect of maintenance

      5. 26.Effect of alteration of rates

      6. 27.Age increases

  4. Part III Back to Work Schemes

    1. 28.The back to work bonus

    2. 29.Employment of long-term unemployed: deductions by employers

    3. 30.Expedited claims for housing benefit

    4. 31.Pilot schemes

  5. Part IV Miscellaneous and Supplemental

    1. 32.Termination of awards

    2. 33.Insolvency

    3. Art. 34 rep. 2000 c. 4 (NI)

    4. 35.Offences

    5. 36.Regulations and orders

    6. 37.Assembly, etc. control

    7. 38.General financial arrangements

    8. 39.Transitional provisions

    9. Art. 40—Amendments and repeals


    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Supplementary Provisions

      1. Remunerative work (1) (1) For the purposes of this Order, “remunerative work” has such meaning...

        1. Remunerative work

          1. 1.(1) For the purposes of this Order, “remunerative work” has such meaning as may be...

        2. Limited capability for work

          1. 2.(1) The question whether a person has, or does not have, limited capability for work...

        3. Linking periods

          1. 3.Regulations may provide— (a) for jobseeking periods which are separated by not more than a...

        4. Waiting days

          1. 4.Except in prescribed circumstances, a person is not entitled to a jobseeker's allowance in respect...

        5. Periods of less than a week

          1. 5.Regulations may make provision in relation to— (a) entitlement to a jobseeker's allowance, or (b)...

        6. Employment protection sums

          1. 6.(1) In relation to any contribution-based jobseeker's allowance, regulations may make provision— (a) for any...

        7. Pension payments

          1. 7.Regulations may make provision, for the purposes of any provision of, or made under, this...

        8. Exemptions

          1. 8.Regulations may prescribe circumstances in which a person may be entitled to an income-based jobseeker's...

          2. 8A.(1) Regulations may prescribe circumstances in which a joint-claim couple may be entitled to a...

          3. 8B.(1) This paragraph applies if domestic violence has been inflicted on or threatened against a...

          4. 9.Regulations may provide— (a) for an income-based jobseeker's allowance to which a person is entitled...

        9. Continuity of claims and awards: persons ceasing to be a joint-claim couple

          1. 9A.(1) Regulations may make provision about the entitlement to a jobseeker's allowance of persons (...

        10. Continuity of claims and awards: persons again becoming a joint-claim couple

          1. 9B.(1) Regulations may make provision about the entitlement to a jobseeker's allowance of persons (...

        11. Continuity of claims and awards: couple becoming a joint-claim couple

          1. 9C.(1) Regulations may make provision about the entitlement to a jobseeker's allowance of persons who...

        12. Paragraphs 9A to 9C: supplementary

          1. 9D.(1) Regulations may provide, in relation to any replacement award (within the meaning of paragraph...

        13. Claims yet to be determined and suspended payments

          1. 10.(1) In such circumstances as may be prescribed— (a) a claimant for a jobseeker's allowance...

        14. Presence in and absence from Northern Ireland

          1. 11.(1) Regulations may provide that in prescribed circumstances a claimant who is not in Northern...

        15. Households

          1. 12.Regulations may make provision for the purposes of this Order as to the circumstances in...

        16. Responsibility for another person

          1. 13.Regulations may make provision for the purposes of this Order as to the circumstances in...

        17. Relevant education

          1. 14.Regulations may make provision for the purposes of this Order— (a) as to what is...

        18. Good reason for acts or omission

          1. 14AA.For any purpose of this Order regulations may provide for— (a) circumstances in which a...

          2. 14B.(1) This paragraph applies to any regulations made under paragraph 14AA that prescribe matters to...

        19. Calculation of periods

          1. 15.Regulations may make provision for calculating periods for any purpose of this Order.

        20. Employment on ships, etc.

          1. 16.(1) Regulations may modify any provision of this Order in its application to any person...

        21. Additional conditions

          1. 17.Regulations may require additional conditions to be satisfied with respect to the payment of a...

        22. Benefits Act purposes

          1. 18.Regulations may provide for— (a) a jobseeker's allowance; (b) a contribution-based jobseeker's allowance; or (c)...

        23. Treatment of information supplied as information relating to social security

          1. 19.Information supplied in pursuance of any provision made by or under this Order shall be...

    2. Schedule 2—Amendments

    3. Schedule 3—Repeals

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