The Jobseeker's Allowance Regulations 2013

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2013/378
(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Jobseeker's Allowance Regulations 2013.(2) They come into force on 29th April 2013.(3) They apply in relation to a particular case on any day on which section 33(1) (a) of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 (abolition of income-based jobseeker's allowance) is in force and applies in relation to that case.(1) For the purposes of the Act and of these Regulations—
  • employed earner” has the meaning it has in Part 1 of the Benefits Act by virtue of section 2(1) (a) of that Act ;
  • employment” includes any trade, business, profession, office or vocation, except in section 14 of the Act , where it means employed earner's employment within the meaning in the Benefits Act;
  • jobseeking period” means the period described in regulation 37;
  • pensionable age” has the meaning it has in Parts 1 to 6 of the Benefits Act by virtue of section 122(1) of that Act.
(2) In these Regulations—
  • the Act” means the Jobseekers Act 1995;
  • adoption leave” means a period of absence from work on ordinary or additional adoption leave by virtue of section 75A or 75B of the Employment Rights Act 1996;
  • attendance allowance” means—
    • (a) an attendance allowance under section 64 of the Benefits Act;
    • (b) an increase of disablement pension under section 104 or 105 of the Benefits Act;
    • (c) a payment by virtue of article 14, 15, 16, 43 or 44 of the Personal Injuries (Civilians) Scheme 1983 or any analogous payment;
    • (d) any payment based on the need for attendance which is paid as an addition to a war disablement pension (which means any retired pay or pension or allowance payable in respect of disablement under an instrument specified in section 639(2) of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003) ;
  • basic rate” has the same meaning as in the Income Tax Act 2007;
  • benefit week” means a period of seven days ending with the end day unless, in any particular case or class of case, the Secretary of State arranges otherwise, and for these purposes “end day” means the day in column (2) which corresponds to the series of numbers in column (1) which includes the last two digits of the person's national insurance number—
    (1) (2)
    00 to 19 Monday
    20 to 39 Tuesday
    40 to 59 Wednesday
    60 to 79 Thursday
    80 to 99 Friday;
  • Claims and Payments Regulations 2013” means the Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment, Jobseeker's Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance (Claims and Payments) Regulations 2013;
  • close relative” means a parent, parent-in-law, son, son-in-law, daughter, daughter-in-law, step-parent, step-son, step-daughter, brother, sister or, if any of the preceding persons is one member of a couple, the other member of that couple;
  • date of claim” means the date on which the claimant makes, or is treated as making, a claim for a jobseeker's allowance for the purposes of—
    • (a) regulation 6 of the Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations 1987; or
    • (b) regulation 20, 22 or 24 of the Claims and Payments Regulations 2013;
  • “earnings”, for the purposes of section 35(3) of the Act, has the meaning specified—
    • (a) in the case of an employed earner, in regulation 58; or
    • (b) in the case of a self-employed earner, in regulation 60;
  • F124“first year of training” means a period of one year beginning with a person’s first day of training.
  • Health Service Act” means the National Health Service Act 2006 ;
  • Health Service (Wales) Act” means the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006 ;
  • maternity leave” means a period during which a woman is absent from work because she is pregnant or has given birth to a child, and at the end of which she has a right to return to work either under the terms of her contract of employment or under Part 8 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 ;
  • net earnings” means such earnings as are calculated in accordance with regulation 59;
  • net profit” means such profit as is calculated in accordance with regulation 61;
  • occupational...

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