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 Government will today introduce legislation to reform the CDP so that local service providers will make income support payments instead of Centrelink and there will be a stronger connection between jobseekers fulfilling their obligations and the income support they receive.
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