S.I. 244 of 2013


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S.I. No. 244 of 2013.

SOCIAL WELFARE (CONSOLIDATED CLAIMS, PAYMENTS AND CONTROL) (AMENDMENT) (NO. 4) (JOBSEEKER'S ALLOWANCE TRANSITION) REGULATIONS 2013

EXPLANATORY NOTE

Section 10 of the Social Welfare and Pensions (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013 provides for amendments to the Jobseeker's Allowance scheme to cater for the transition of persons to that scheme who no longer qualify for One-Parent Family Payment due to their youngest child reaching specified age thresholds (to be known as Jobseeker's Allowance Transition).

These Regulations provide for a number of amendments to the provisions relating to Jobseeker's Allowance contained in the Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) Regulations 2007 as a consequence of the amendments provided for in section 10 of the 2013 Act.

In particular, these Regulations —

  1. prescribe the manner in which declarations are to be made for the purposes of entitlement to Jobseeker's Allowance Transition,
  2. provide for the time of payment of Jobseeker's Allowance Transition, i.e. weekly in advance on Thursdays, and
  3. enable One-Parent Family Payment and Jobseeker's Allowance to be paid concurrently at the end of a One-Parent Family Payment claim so that continuity of payment is maintained.
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