1 Citation and commencement

These Regulations may be cited as the Jobseeker's Allowance Amendment (New Deal) Regulations 1999 and shall come into force on the fourteenth day after the day on which they are made.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 30 November 1999: see above.

2 Further circumstances in which a person is to be treated as available for employment

2Further circumstances in which a person is to be treated as available for employment

(1)    Regulation 17A(7) of the Jobseeker's Allowance Regulations 1996 (further circumstances in which a person is to be treated as available: full-time students participating in a qualifying course) shall be amended in accordance with the following provisions of this regulation.

(2)    For the definition of “benefit” there shall be substituted the following definition—

““benefit” means

(a)    income support, unemployment benefit, a jobseeker's allowance or any earnings credited to a person in accordance with regulation 8A or 9A of the Social Security (Credits) Regulations 1975 or which would be credited to a person in accordance with paragraph (1) of that regulation 9A but are not so credited by reason only of the fact that no further earnings are in his case required for the purpose mentioned in that paragraph; or

(b)    any earnings credited to a person for unemployment in accordance with regulation 9 of the Social Security (Credits) Regulations 1975 as it applied before 7th October 1996 and”.

(3)    In sub-paragraph (a) of the definition of “receiving benefit”, after the words “Part I of the Act” there shall be inserted the words “or in accordance with regulation 9A of the Social Security (Credits) Regulations 1975”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 30 November 1999: see reg 1.

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Signature

Tessa Jowell

Minister of State,

Department for Education and Employment

16th November 1999

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EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

These Regulations amend the Jobseeker's Allowance Regulations 1996 (SI 1996/207) (“the Jobseeker's Allowance Regulations”).

In particular, they extend the definition of “benefit” in regulation 17A(7) of the Jobseeker's Allowance Regulations to include National Insurance credits for unemployment, and credits for persons aged 60 or over. The effect of this amendment is that periods in receipt of such credits may count towards the two year qualification period mentioned in regulation 17A(2) for the purposes of being treated as available for employment, and accordingly entitled to a jobseeker's allowance, while participating in a qualifying course as defined in regulation 17A(7).

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