Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015

Entitlement to jobseeker’s allowance in certain circumstances

5. Section 148A (inserted by section 10 of the Social Welfare and Pensions (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013 ) of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (1):

“(1) This section applies—

(a) to a person who, during the period for which jobseeker’s allowance is being claimed under this section—

(i) is not entitled to one-parent family payment, and

(ii) would be entitled to one-parent family payment but for the fact that the youngest child has attained the age specified in paragraph (b) of the definition of ‘relevant age’ in section 172(1),


(b) where the youngest child, referred to in paragraph (a)(ii), has not attained the age of 14 years.”,


(b) by the deletion of subsection (5).