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JamesPickering
Participant

[quote:75bba79e13]EP – IS/JSA(IB) Scheme
The qualifying conditions

9.40 To be eligible for an EP, the claimant must

1. be receiving IS or JSA(IB) which ends because they or their partner start work or increase their hours of work to at least 16 (24 in the case of a partner) or their earnings sufficiently to take them off IS/JSA(IB), The new job or increase in hours/earnings must be expected to last for at least five weeks, and

2. for at least 26 weeks immediately before the date IS or JSA(IB) entitlement ends, have been continuously

a. registering as available for and actively seeking work, or registering as available, actively seeking work and getting JSA(IB) because of low earnings. Periods of receiving contribution-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA(Cont)), without IS or JSA(IB), will count towards the 26 weeks, but the claimant must be

b. receiving IS or JSA(IB) when they or their partner start work or increase their hours/earnings, or
receiving IS or JSA(IB)
i. as a lone parent
ii. as a carer and receiving the carer premium
iii. while on a Government training scheme
iv. while receiving the disability premium
v. because they are incapable of work, or

c any combination of the above

3. be liable for rent or council tax (CT)
a. immediately before IS or JSA(IB) ended
b. for the whole of the EP period, unless the claimant moves house, see HB claimant changes address or CTB claimant changes address within the EP period later in this section

HB Reg 62A & Sch 5A
CTB Reg 51(6), 53A & Sch 5A

9.41 Additionally, the new job or increase in hours/earnings must be expected to last for at least five weeks.

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This is an extract from the HB Guidance Manual.