Social Welfare and Pensions (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013
Retained fire fighters
9. (1) Section 2(1) of the Principal Act is amended by inserting the following definition:
“‘retained fire fighter’ means a person commonly referred to as a retained fire fighter and employed by a fire authority, within the meaning of section 2(1) of the Fire Services Act 1981, on a part-time basis and on the basis of payment by the authority to him or her of a retaining fee as well as fees for performing, as required by the authority, any functions of a fire fighter;”.
(2) Section 62(1) of the Principal Act is amended by substituting the following for paragraph (d):
“(d) other than in the case of a person engaged in casual employment or a person employed as a retained fire fighter, he or she has sustained a substantial loss of employment in any period of 7 consecutive days.”.
(3) Section 141(3A) of the Principal Act is amended by substituting the following for paragraph (c):
“(c) where, in any payment week, jobseeker’s allowance is payable in respect of a week of unemployment, the weekly means of that person derived from employment (other than employment as a retained fire fighter) under a contract of service, shall be determined by reference to the number of days worked in that payment week.”.