Jobseeker's Allowance


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Jobseeker's Allowance

A welfare benefit in the United Kingdom for unemployed persons who are looking for a job. It is available to all unemployed persons of working age (the exact age depends on the minimum age for the state pension). In order to be eligible, one must present oneself to a job center every two weeks to prove one is looking for work. The Jobseeker's Allowance traces its origins to 1911.
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The number of people on Jobseeker's Allowance for more than two years has doubled
A source said: "This pair moved around and claimed the jobseeker's allowance from various post offices.
If claimants refuse or fail to attend any of the classes recommended to them, they will have their Jobseeker's Allowance stopped for three months, the paper said.
Monica Burns, the National Housing Federation's regional manager, said that in some of the most deprived areas of the North there were 45 Jobseeker's Allowance claimants for every job vacancy, making the chances of finding work locally after a year remote.
But the test showed that I could do work and so I was put on Jobseeker's Allowance.
Speaking about the date, Mr McCartney, said: "It's great news that over the last five years the number people of people relying on Jobseeker's Allowance here in Colne Valley has fallen by 1,201.
This will entitle them in many cases to PS57 a week, the same as the current Jobseeker's Allowance.
The ONS jobseeker's allowance claimant count has dropped in all six areas in the last month with Liverpool recording the biggest drop of 529.
Ministers said they were "rebuilding" Britain's economy after new figures showed falls in youth and long-term unemployment, a big rise in job vacancies, and the 15th consecutive fall in the numbers claiming jobseeker's allowance.
Their solicitors said later the ruling means "all those people who have been sanctioned by having their jobseeker's allowance withdrawn for non-compliance with the back-to-work schemes affected will be entitled to reclaim their benefits".
People who can show they are looking for work are eligible for jobseeker's allowance.
A total of 1,019,620 have claimed Jobseeker's Allowance, Incapacity Benefit or Income Support for 10 years or more.