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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Michael Brady, defending, said his client was currently out of work and claiming weekly job seeker's allowance of pounds 120 and pounds 20 child benefit.
When you get Job Seeker's Allowance - there's a clue there in the name, job seeker's allowance - you are paid that to make sure you are doing all you can do to get a job.
Moira Hook Ingatestone, Essex WHY can't a man or woman who has paid taxes and National Insurance claim job seeker's allowance if looking for new employment?
But the Office for National Statistics revised the number of people claiming Job Seeker's Allowance in February, which showed a rise of 600, instead of a previously reported fall of 2,800.
By giving advice in person and on the phone, Lisa can help clients claim attendance allowance, pension credit, disability living allowance, job seeker's allowance and other benefits they may not know they are entitled to.
I FELT compelled to write to you after reading your article about Job Seeker's Allowance.
If you live on your own and are in good health, the obvious benefits for you to claim would be Job Seeker's Allowance.
At a hearing in December, the former full-back, who had to give up football in 1998 after a back operation, had admitted claiming pounds 3,294 in job seeker's allowance and pounds 409 in council tax benefit while working as a presenter for MUTV - United's TV station.
According to the Prince's Trust, the number of 16 to 24-year-olds picking up Job Seeker's allowance for more than six months has spiralled by 420% in Newcastle over the last four years.
Of those, 794,300 were claiming Job Seeker's Allowance - the lowest since the summer of 1975.
She never told officials about her job when she claimed income support then job seeker's allowance.
As a result, Sheila Rosemary Hinton, of Epworth Terrace, Barmouth, was overpaid pounds 5,000 in job seeker's allowance.