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The Jobseeker's Allowance Regulations 2013

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 General

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and application

    2. 2.General interpretation

    3. 3.Further interpretation

  3. PART 2 Claimant responsibilities

    1. 4.Interpretation

    2. 5.Application of regulations where there is dual entitlement

    3. 6.Sanction ceases to apply to jobseeker's allowance

    4. 7.Claimant commitment – date and method of acceptance

    5. 8.Claimant commitment – exceptions

    6. 9.Expected hours

    7. 10.Purposes of a work-focused interview

    8. 11.Work search requirement: interviews

    9. 12.Work search requirement: all reasonable action

    10. 13.Work availability requirement: able and willing immediately to take up paid work

    11. 14.Work search requirement and work availability requirement: limitations

    12. 15.Victims of domestic violence

    13. 16.Circumstances in which requirements must not be imposed

    14. 16A.Further circumstances in which requirements must not be imposed

  4. PART 3 Sanctions

    1. 17.Interpretation

    2. 18.General principles for calculating reduction periods

    3. 19.Higher-level sanction

    4. 20.Medium-level sanctions

    5. 21.Low-level sanctions

    6. 22.Start of the reduction

    7. 23.Reduction period to continue where award of jobseeker's allowance terminates

    8. 24.Suspension of a reduction where a fraud sanction applies

    9. 25.Termination of a reduction

    10. 26.Amount of reduction for each benefit week

    11. 27.Daily reduction rate

    12. 28.Failures for which no reduction is applied

    13. 29.Sanctionable failures under section 6J of the Act: work placements

    14. 30.Sanctions where universal credit ends and the person is entitled to a jobseeker's allowance

  5. PART 4 Information and evidence

    1. 31.Provision of information and evidence

    2. 32.Alternative means of notifying changes of circumstances

    3. 33.Information given electronically

  6. PART 5 Conditions of entitlement

    1. 34.The conditions and relevant earnings

    2. 35.Relaxation of the first set of conditions

    3. 36.Waiting Days

    4. 37.Jobseeking Period

    5. 38.Jobseeking periods: periods of interruption of employment

    6. 39.Linking Periods

    7. 40.Persons approaching retirement and the jobseeking period

    8. 41.Persons temporarily absent from Great Britain

    9. 42.Remunerative work

    10. 43.Persons treated as engaged in remunerative work

    11. 44.Persons treated as not engaged in remunerative work

    12. 45.Relevant education

    13. 46.Short periods of sickness

    14. 46A.Extended period of sickness

    15. 47.Periods of sickness and persons receiving treatment outside Great Britain

    16. 48.Prescribed amount of earnings

  7. PART 6 Amounts of a jobseeker's allowance

    1. 49.Weekly amounts of jobseeker's allowance

    2. 50.Deductions in respect of earnings

    3. 51.Payments by way of pensions

    4. 52.Minimum amount of a jobseeker's allowance

  8. PART 7 Earnings

    1. 53.Rounding of fractions

    2. 54.Calculation of earnings derived from employed earner's employment

    3. 55.Calculation of earnings of self-employed earners

    4. 56.Date on which earnings are treated as paid

    5. 57.Calculation of weekly amount of earnings

    6. 58.Earnings of employed earners

    7. 59.Calculation of net earnings of employed earners

    8. 60.Earnings of self-employed earners

    9. 61.Calculation of net profit of self-employed earners

    10. 62.Deduction of tax and contributions for self-employed earners

    11. 63.Notional earnings

  9. PART 8 Part weeks

    1. 64.Amount of a jobseeker's allowance payable

    2. 65.Relevant week

    3. 66.Modification in the calculation of income

  10. PART 9 Share fishermen

    1. 67.Interpretation

    2. 68.Special provisions in respect of share fishermen

    3. 69.Modifications of section 2

    4. 70.Modification of section 35

    5. 71.Additional conditions for payment of a jobseeker's allowance

    6. 72.Remunerative work

    7. 73.Calculation of earnings

    8. 74.Amount payable

  11. PART 10 Modification of the Act

    1. 75.Modification of section 2 of the Act

  12. Signature


      Sums to be disregarded in the calculation of earnings

      1. 1.(1) In the case of a claimant who has been...

      2. 2.(1) In the case of a claimant to whom this...

      3. 3.Any payment to which regulation 58(1)(f) applies—

      4. 4.In the case of a claimant who has been engaged...

      5. 5.In a case to which neither of paragraphs 6 and...

      6. 6.£20 of the total earnings derived from one or more...

      7. 7.Where the claimant is engaged in one or more employments...

      8. 8.Notwithstanding paragraphs 1 to 7 of this Schedule, where two...

      9. 9.Any earnings derived from employment which are payable in a...

      10. 10.Where a payment of earnings is made in a currency...

      11. 11.Any earnings which are due to be paid before the...

      12. 12.(1) Where by reason of earnings to which sub-paragraph (2)...

      13. 13.In this Schedule “part-time employment” means employment in which the...

  13. Explanatory Note

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