The interviews are designed to help single parents back into work when they are ready.
Coming into force 31st October The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 2A 12B3 b and e56 and 82AA 16 and 714 a5 and 6 and of the Social Security Administration Act 1and sections 12 113 124 1 and 3B and 25 23 and 5 of the Welfare Reform Act 2.
In accordance with section 1 b of the Social Security Administration Act the Secretary of State has obtained the agreement of the Social Security Advisory Committee that proposals in respect of these Regulations should not be referred to them. Citation and commencement 1.
A partner who, on the day on which the requirement to take part in an interview arises or applies under regulation 3, 3A or 6 2 is— a in receipt of a specified benefit as a claimant in his own right, or b a member of a couple, one of whom is responsible for, and a member of the same household as, a child under the age of one, is exempt from the requirement to take part in an interview.
Amendment of the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 5. Signed by the authority of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. Maria Single parent work focused interview Department for Work and Pensions 6th October EXPLANATORY NOTE This note is not part of the Regulations These Regulations amend relevant benefit legislation so that lone parents and partners of certain benefit claimants are not required to take part in a work-focused interview under the relevant regulations if they have a child under the age of one who is a member of their household and for whom the lone parent, or either member of the couple, is responsible.
A lone parent whose youngest child is aged one to six will generally still be required to take part in a work-focused interview after becoming entitled to income support or another benefit to which the relevant regulations refer.
A lone parent entitled to income support whose youngest child is aged seven or over will be required to take part in a work-focused interview every three years or when a relevant change of circumstance occurs, in the same way as most other claimants who are not lone parents with a child aged one to six and who are entitled to income support.
The Regulations also make other miscellaneous amendments, explained more fully below. Regulation 1 provides for these Regulations to come into force on 31 October Regulation 2 makes the following amendments to the Regulations: Paragraph 3 substitutes a new regulation 2 of the Regulations.
Previously under regulation 2 a lone parent on income support who failed to take part in a work-focused interview would lose entitlement. New regulation 2 only applies to lone parents who are entitled to income support on grounds of being a lone parent because they have a child aged 1 to 6.
Under the new regulation 2, such a claimant will be required to attend a work-focused interview only once entitlement has been established and a failure to attend without good cause will lead to a reduction of income support. Following their first interview, they will be required to attend on a 6- monthly basis.
Paragraph 5 removes regulation 2A from the Regulations which imposed a requirement for certain lone parents with a youngest child aged 14 or 15 to take part in a work-focused interview. This is now obsolete as such lone parents are generally no longer entitled to income support solely on the grounds of being a lone parent.
Paragraph 5 also inserts a new regulation 2ZB. This provides that a lone parent whose youngest child is aged seven or over and who is entitled to income support on grounds other than that of being a lone parent, must attend a work-focused interview once entitled to income support if they have not taken part in, or been required to take part in, a relevant interview, and must then attend an interview every three years or when a relevant change of circumstance occurs.
Paragraph 6 amends regulation 4 to exempt lone parents who are responsible for and a member of the same household as a child under the age of one from interview requirements under the Regulations and updates references. Paragraph 7 makes consequential amendments as a result of the amendments referred to above.
Paragraph 8 amends regulation 7 to change the consequence of a failure to attend an initial interview under the Regulations without good cause so that the lone parent will not be treated as having not made a claim or disentitled, and will instead have their income support reduced.
Paragraph 9 amends regulation 8 so that a lone parent who is responsible for, and a member of the same household as, a child under the age of one will no longer be subject to any sanction for failure to attend an interview without good cause under the Regulations if they have incurred a sanction before the regulations come into force, or before they became responsible for, and a member of the same household as, a child under the age of one.
Regulation 3 amends the Regulations. Paragraph 2 also amends regulation 2 of the Regulations to set out when a person is to be treated as responsible for, and a member of the same household as, a child under the age of one for the purposes of section 2A 2A of the Social Security Administration Actand the Regulations.
Section 2A 2A is being brought fully into force at the same time as these Regulations, and prohibits regulations under section 2A from imposing any WFI requirement on a lone parent who is responsible for, and a member of the same household as, a child under the age of one. The amendment made by paragraph 2 makes clear that, for the purposes of the prohibition and the regulations, a lone parent is to be treated as responsible for, and a member of the same household as, a child under the age of one, if they would be treated as being so responsible under regulations 15 and 16 of the Income Support General Regulations IS Regulationsif references in those regulations to income support referred to a specified benefit.
Regulations 2 2 b and 6 3 make similar provision in relation to the Regulations and the Regulations, Paragraph 3 amends regulation 3 of the Regulations so that the requirement in that regulation to take part in a work-focused interview does not apply to lone parents who make a claim for, or are entitled to, income support and who fall within paragraph 1 of Schedule 1B to the IS Regulations, because they have a child under the age of seven.
Paragraph 4 substitutes a new regulation 4 of the Regulations so that the requirement to attend a work-focused interview under that regulation no longer applies in relation to a lone parent who is entitled to income support if their youngest child is under the age of 7, and so that where the claimant is a lone parent with a child aged seven or over, is not a lone parent or is a lone parent entitled to a benefit other than income support, the requirement under regulation 4 is to attend work-focused interviews every three years or when a relevant change of circumstance occurs.
Paragraph 5 inserts new regulation 4ZA into the Regulations which makes provision for lone parents with a child under the age of seven who are entitled to income support, to attend work-focused interviews on a 6 monthly basis unless exempt or required to attend quarterly work-focused interviews under regulation 4A of those Regulations.
This means that lone parents claiming income support with a child under the age of seven will no longer be regarded as not having made a claim for income support if they fail, without good cause, to attend their first work-focused interview after making their claim. Instead, their benefit will be reduced in accordance with regulation Paragraph 6 makes provision so that where a claimant has a child aged 6 although this will become 4 or 5 after changes being made by other Regulations at the same time as these Regulations come into force and is required to attend interviews every 13 weeks under regulation 4A, the requirement to attend interviews on a 6 monthly basis under new regulation 4ZA does not apply.
Paragraph 7 substitutes a new regulation 5 to make provision for the different times when an interview arising under the Regulations must be arranged and makes different provision depending on whether the claimant is a lone parent with a child aged 1 to 6 who is entitled to income support and falls within Schedule 1B of the IS Regulations, or is entitled to IS, Severe Disablement Allowance or Incapacity Benefit on some other basis.
If the claimant is a lone parent whose WFI requirement arises because their child has just reached age one, then the interview must be arranged as soon as reasonably practicable.
If the claimant is a lone parent entitled to income support whose child is aged 1 to 3 when their first interview requirement arises, the interview must be arranged 6 months after the requirement arises.
If the claimant is a lone parent entitled to income support whose child is aged 4 to 6 when their first interview requirement arises, the interview must be arranged 13 weeks after the requirement arises. In other cases, regulation 5 works in the same way — for example, in the case of a person claiming IS on grounds other than as a lone parent, their interview must be arranged as soon as reasonably practicable after the claim for income support is made.
Paragraph 8 makes a minor amendment to regulation 7 to make clear that regulation 7 2 is subject to regulation 8 4 which exempts lone parents who are responsible for, and a member of the same household as, a child under the age of one from interview requirements under the Regulations that change is made by paragraph 9 of the Regulations.Workplace bullying is a persistent pattern of mistreatment from others in the workplace that causes either physical or emotional harm.
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If you’ve been put into the work-related activity group, you’ll be asked to go to a work-focused interview. This will be with a personal adviser at the Jobcentre. At the interview, your personal adviser will try to get a better understanding of your situation and your abilities and your limitations.