Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2010


Jobseeker’s allowance — days of unemployment.

5.— Section 141 of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) in subsection (3), by substituting “Subject to subsection (3A), in this Chapter,” for “In this Chapter,”, and

(b) by inserting the following subsections after subsection (3):

“(3A) For the purposes of this section—

(a) jobseeker’s allowance shall be paid for the payment week in which the last day of unemployment, which forms a week of unemployment, falls,

(b) where in any payment week jobseeker’s allowance is payable in respect of a week of unemployment—

(i) any day of unemployment which forms part of such week of unemployment, but which does not fall within that payment week, and

(ii) any other day of unemployment occurring in that payment week,

shall not be taken into account in establishing any other week of unemployment, and

(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 under a contract of service shall be determined by reference to the number of days worked in that payment week.

(3B) In subsection (3A) ‘payment week’ means the period commencing on the Wednesday of one week and ending on the Tuesday of the following week.”.