S.I. No. 440 of 2014


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 S.I.  No. 440 of 2014

EXPLANATORY NOTE

 

(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal representation.)

Sections 12 and 13 of the Social Welfare and Pensions (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013 provided for a strengthening of the sanctions which apply in the case of refusals to engage with activation measures, including failure, without good cause, to participate in prescribed employment or work experience programmes and courses of education, training and development.

The Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) (Amendment) (No. 5) (Prescribed Activation Measures) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 259 of 2013) prescribed the programmes of employment and work experience and the courses of education, training and development to which the strengthened sanctions apply in the case of the Jobseeker’s Benefit and Jobseeker’s Allowance schemes.

These Regulations extend the programmes of employment and work experience to which sanctions will apply for failure to participate, without good cause, to include the Youth Developmental Internship scheme, which is being introduced with effect from 6 October 2014.

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