1.1.W.15 Weeks: seasonal work, intervening & self-supported
For the purpose of an SWPP, the table below defines a number of different kinds of weeks.
|Seasonal work weeks||
The number of continuous weeks that a recipient was engaged in seasonal work. Only periods of seasonal work that ENDED in the 6 months before claiming are assessed.
This includes ANY breaks of LESS than 14 days when the person finishes one seasonal job and then starts another seasonal job in the SAME industry.
The days in the seasonal work period divided by 7 gives the seasonal work weeks.
The number of weeks that a recipient was NOT engaged in seasonal work before the claim for benefit was lodged, including:
The days in the intervening periods divided by 7 gives the intervening weeks.
|Self supported weeks||
The number of weeks that a recipient has supported themselves on their, and their partner's, seasonal and other earnings since the start of the earliest relevant period of seasonal work.
If both members of a couple were engaged in seasonal work, a separate 'self supported weeks' figure is needed for each.
The intervening weeks plus the seasonal work weeks gives the self supported weeks.