S.I. 62 of 2013


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S.I. No. 62 of 2013.

SOCIAL WELFARE (CONSOLIDATED CLAIMS, PAYMENTS AND CONTROL) (AMENDMENT) (NO. 2) (NIGHT WORKERS) REGULATIONS 2013

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

Sections 16 and 17 of the Social Welfare Act 2012 provide that Sundays will be taken into account for the purposes of determining entitlement to Jobseeker’s Benefit and Jobseeker’s Allowance. These sections are being commenced with effect from 20 February 2013.

These Regulations, which also take effect from 20 February 2013, amend the rules applying to the treatment of night work for the purposes of entitlement to Jobseeker’s Benefit and Allowance by taking account of night work on Sundays.


Under the revised rules, where a person works through the night from one day to another and where that person works—

  1. for a longer period on the first day as compared with the period worked on the second day, then the person will be regarded as being employed for all of the first day and Jobseeker’s Benefit or Allowance is not payable for that day, and
  2. for a longer period on the second day as compared with the period worked on the first day, or works the same length of time on each day, then the person will be regarded as being employed for all of the second day and Jobseeker’s Benefit or Allowance is not payable for that day.
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