The Jobseeker’s Allowance (Work Experience) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

Document Number:2012 No. 14
Coming into force:Coming into force on the 20/01/2012
 
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Regulations made by the Department for Social Development and laid before the Assembly under Article 37(2) of the Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 , for approval of the Assembly before the expiration of 6 months from the date of their coming into operation.

Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

Social Security

Made

20 th January 2012

Coming into operation

13 th February 2012

The Department for Social Development makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by Articles 9(4) , 21(8) and (10)(c) and 36(2) of, and paragraph 1(2)(b) of Schedule 1 to, the Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995(1) , and now vested in it(2).

Citation and commencement

  1. These Regulations may be cited as the Jobseeker’s Allowance (Work Experience) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 and shall come into operation on 13 th February 2012.

    Amendment of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations

  2. —(1) The Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(3) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (6).

    (2) In regulation 1(2) (citation, commencement and interpretation) after the definition of “welfare to work beneficiary” (4) insert—

    ““Work Experience” means the employment programme specified in regulation 75(1)(a)(vii);”.

    (3) In regulation 19(1)(p) (circumstances in which a person is to be treated as actively seeking employment) after “programme” insert “(other than Work Experience)”.

    (4) In regulation 53 (persons treated as not engaged in remunerative work) after sub-paragraph (j)(5) add—

    “(k) he is engaged in the programme known as Work Experience.”.

    (5) In regulation 73 (good cause for the purposes of Article 21(5)(b) of the Order)—

    (a) in paragraph (2 A)(a)(6) for “(v) or (vi)” substitute “(v) , (vi) or (vii)”;

    (b) after paragraph (2 B)(7) insert—

    “(2 C) Without prejudice to any other circumstances in which a person may be regarded as having good cause for any act or omission for the purposes of Article 21(5)(b) or Article 22 A(2)(b) , a person is to be regarded as having good cause for failing to attend or giving up Work Experience provided that either—

    (a) that person is aged 16 or 17 on the first day of that person’s participation in Work Experience; or

    (b) that person—

    (i) attends on the first day of that person’s Work Experience,

    (ii) gives up not later than one week after the date on which that person begins Work Experience, and

    (iii) does not lose the Work Experience place through misconduct.”.

    (6) In...

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