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Qualifying weeks for MA

Pete at CAB
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Is there any definition of a ‘week’ for the qualifying weeks for MA?

I have a cl who has worked for 25 weeks and two days between the start of the 66 week period and the date they finished work and was paid more than enough to reach the MA threshold. Under s.35 of SSCBA1992 part-weeks count but I the cl says she has been refused MA or at least told she wont qualify so I felt I should double check

In this case the 66 weeks starts on a Sunday (as expected) and the end of the cl’s employment was on a Tuesday, 25 weeks and 2 days later - I am fairly certain that this counts as 26 weeks but I would be grateful if anyone could confirm this.

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According to Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 Regulation 122(1) “week means a period of 7 days beginning with Sunday.“

[ Edited: 16 Oct 2020 at 04:17 pm by Ianb ]
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