1 Citation, commencement and interpretation

(1)    These Regulations may be cited as the Jobseeker's Allowance (Amendment) Regulations 1998 and shall come into force on 5th April 1999.

(2)    In these Regulations, “the Jobseeker's Allowance Regulations” means the Jobseeker's Allowance Regulations 1996.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 5 April 1999: see para (1) above.

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2 Amendment of regulation 46 of the Jobseeker's Allowance Regulations

2Amendment of regulation 46 of the Jobseeker's Allowance Regulations

In regulation 46(2) of the Jobseeker's Allowance Regulations (waiting days), for the number “3” there shall be substituted the number “7”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 5 April 1999: see reg 1(1).

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3 Consequential amendment

3Consequential amendment

In regulation 141(2) of the Jobseeker's Allowance Regulations (circumstances in which an income-based jobseeker's allowance is payable to a person in hardship), for the word “4th” there shall be substituted the word “8th”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 5 April 1999: see reg 1(1).

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4 Transitional provision

4Transitional provision

Regulations 2 and 3 of these Regulations shall not apply in the case of a person—

(a)    who has made a claim for a jobseeker's allowance before 5th April 1999 or who is treated as having made a claim for a jobseeker's allowance before that date; and

(b)    in respect of whom 5th April 1999 is one of the first three days of a jobseeking period.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 5 April 1999: see reg 1(1).

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Signature

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Social Security.

Keith Bradley

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State,

Department of Social Security

15th January 1998

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Jobseeker's Allowance Regulations 1996 (SI 1996/207) by increasing the number of waiting days before which a person may be entitled to a jobseeker's allowance from three to seven (regulation 2).

Regulation 3 makes a consequential amendment and regulation 4 makes a transitional provision.

The Report of the Social Security Advisory Committee dated 11th November 1997 on the proposals referred to them in these Regulations, together with a statement showing the extent to which these Regulations give effect to the Recommendations of the Committee, and in so far as they do not give effect to them, the reasons why not, are contained in Command Paper Cm 3829, published by The Stationery Office Limited.

These Regulations do not impose any charge on business.

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