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.
Newcastle Citizens Advice Bureau says the region has seen a 206% increase in the number of Job Seeker's Allowance cases in just one year after Government rules came in which see benefits stopped as punishment for not finding a job.
Third benefits are not generous with Job Seeker's allowance of PS71pw a 1% increase ,which he thinks excessive, would only give someone 5p change after buying one copy of the Journal
Claire Considine, head of Bordesley Green Girls School, said new fee remission rules meant only Job Seeker's Allowance or Employment Support Allowance claimants could have free classes.
DURING the last few weeks of the election campaign, I've noticed people - usually those in high-paying jobs - saying there are far too many on Job Seeker's Allowance.
Since, in a flexible economy, most of the jobs were short to medium term contracts, I had periods on Job Seeker's Allowance.
A DAD of four on Job Seeker's Allowance was delighted to get some part-time work - but it ended up leaving him in poverty.
LEC, Great Barr * I AM of the understanding that to be able to claim benefits such as job seeker's allowance, that you must be available for work or to attend job interviews.
Attendance on the two day a week course will not aect applicants' Job Seeker's Allowance payments.
The number of people claiming Job Seeker's Allowance fell by 2900 from July to 126,000 in August.
Under controversial plans being explored by the Government, those in poorer areas - such as Merseyside - could be awarded lower rates of job seeker's allowance, income support and tax credits.
THE Examiner is telling me today that there is a 30% cut in people claiming Job Seeker's Allowance in Kirklees in just one year and that it is great news.