the sanctionable failure is listed in section 6J(2)(b) or (c) of the Act (failure to apply for a vacancy for paid work or failure to take up an offer of paid work) and the vacancy has arisen because of a strike arising from a trade dispute;the sanctionable failure is listed in section 6J(3) of the Act (failures that occur before a claim is made) and the period of the reduction that would otherwise apply under regulation 19 is the same as or shorter than the number of days beginning with the day after the date of the sanctionable failure and ending with the day before the date of that claim;the sanctionable failure is that the claimant voluntarily ceases paid work as a member of the regular forces or the reserve forces (within the meanings in section 374 of the Armed Forces Act 2006(40)), or loses pay in that capacity; or (2) In this regulation— “redundancy” has the same meaning as in section 139(1) of the Employment Rights Act 1996; “strike” has the same meaning as in section 246 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992(41); “trade dispute” has the same meaning as in section 244 of that Act.—(1) Mandatory Work Activity is prescribed as a work placement for the purpose of section 6J(2)(a) of the Act (sanctionable failure not to comply with a work preparation requirement to undertake a work placement).(5) In this regulation, “polygamous marriage” means any marriage during the subsistence of which a party to it is married to more than one person and the ceremony of marriage took place under the law of a country which permits polygamy.(6) References in these Regulations to a person participating as a service user are to the person— “voluntary work preparation” means particular action taken by a claimant and agreed by the Secretary of State for the purpose of making it more likely that the claimant will obtain paid work, but which is not specified by the Secretary of State as a work preparation requirement under section 6C of the Act.(3) Where the sanctionable failure for which a reduction period is to be determined is a pre-claim failure, the reduction period is the lesser of— where the sanctionable failure relates to paid work that was due to last for a limited period, the period beginning with the day after the date of the sanctionable failure and ending with the last day of the limited period,—(1) The reduction period for a low-level sanction is the total of the number of days referred to in paragraphs (2) and (3).(2) The number of days beginning with the date of the sanctionable failure and ending with— where the claimant has been paid a jobseeker’s allowance for the benefit week referred to in paragraph (a), the first day of the first benefit week for which the claimant has not been paid a jobseeker’s allowance; orwhere the amount of the award of the jobseeker’s allowance for the benefit week referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) is already subject to a reduction because of a previous sanctionable failure, the first day of the first benefit week in respect of which the amount of the award is no longer subject to that the claimant becomes entitled to a new award of a jobseeker’s allowance before the period expires, that new award is subject to a reduction for the remainder of the total outstanding reduction award of a jobseeker’s allowance terminates before the Secretary of State determines that the amount of the award is to be reduced in accordance with section 6J or 6K of the Act in relation to a sanctionable failure; and—(1) A reduction in the amount of an award of a jobseeker’s allowance in accordance with section 6J or 6K of the Act is to be suspended for any period during which section 6B or 7 of the Social Security Fraud Act 2001(38) applies to the award.
—(1) A reduction in the amount of an award of a jobseeker’s allowance in accordance with section 6J or 6K of the Act is to be terminated where, since the date of the most recent sanctionable failure which gave rise to such a reduction, the claimant has been in paid work— (3) The claimant is in paid work for the purposes of paragraph (1) where their weekly earnings are at least equal to their expected number of hours per week calculated under regulation 9 multiplied by the national minimum wage which would apply for a person of the claimant’s age under the National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999(39).—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations 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.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(6); “employment” includes any trade, business, profession, office or vocation, except in section 14 of the Act(7), 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(8).(2) The nomination of a responsible carer or responsible foster parent for the purposes of paragraph (1) may be changed— —(1) This regulation applies where a person is entitled to universal credit and a jobseeker’s allowance.(2) The work-related requirements under sections 6B to 6I of the Act(26) and regulations 9 to16 of these Regulations do not apply to such a person.Where it has been determined that an award of a jobseeker’s allowance is to be reduced in accordance with section 6J or 6K of the Act, the amount of the reduction for each benefit week in respect of which a reduction has effect is to be calculated as follows.