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The Social Security (Coronavirus) (Further Measures) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

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Jobseeker's Allowance – periods of sicknessN.I.

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8.—(1) A person who has an award of jobseeker's allowance and who is—

(a)infected or contaminated with coronavirus disease;

(b)in isolation; or

(c)caring for a child or qualifying young person who is a member of the person's household and who falls within sub-paragraph (a) or (b),

and who satisfies the requirements for entitlement to a jobseeker's allowance other than those specified in Article 3(2)(f) of the Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 F1 is to be treated as capable of work or as not having limited capability for work.

(2) Any period during which this regulation applies to the person is to be disregarded for the purposes of calculating the number of occasions for the purposes of—

(a)regulations 55 and 55ZA of the Jobseeker's Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996 F2;

(b)regulations 45 and 46 of the Jobseeker's Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 F3.

(3) In this regulation, “jobseeker's allowance” means an allowance under the Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995.

F1Article 3(2)(f) was substituted by paragraph 6(3) of Schedule 3 to the Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2007 (c. 2 (N.I.))

F2S.R. 1996 No. 198; Regulation 55 was amended by regulation 17(2) of S.R. 1996 No. 358, Article 9(5)(d) of S.R. 1999 No. 428 (C. 32), regulation 3(5) of S.R. 2004 No. 308, regulation 19(9)(a) of S.R. 2008 No. 286, regulation 4(2) of S.R. 2010 No. 347, regulation 7(2) of S.R. 2011 No. 135, regulation 2(4) of S.R. 2015 No. 138, regulation 2(2) of S.R. 2016 No. 233, regulation 5(12) of S.R. 2016 No. 241 and regulation 4(5) of S.R. 2017 No. 116. Regulation 55ZA was inserted by regulation 3(6) of S.R. 2004 No. 308 and amended by 19(10) of S.R. 2008 No. 286, regulation 4(3) of S.R. 2010 No. 347 and regulation 5(13) of S.R. 2016 No. 241.

F3S.R. 2016 No. 218; Regulation 45 was amended by regulation 10(9) of S.R. 2017 No. 116 and regulation 46 was amended by regulation 10(10) of S.R. 2017 No. 116.

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