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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There was a 7,000 fall in Jobseeker's Allowance claimants last month, to 1.53 million.
And 193,000 took Jobseeker's Allowance for three out of the last five years.
However, the wider unemployment figure - which includes people not eligible for jobseeker's allowance and is measured quarterly - rose by 35,000 to 2.5m in the quarter to October.
In Coventry, 10,089 people claimed Jobseeker's Allowance last month, compared to 10,374 in June - which is a fall of 285.
"Anyone on Jobseeker's Allowance who refuses to join the work programme will lose the right to claim out-of-work benefits until they do, while people who refuse to accept reasonable job offers could forfeit their benefits for up to three years.
Mr Grayling pointed out two million people classed as "economically inactive", which means they do not qualify for Jobseeker's Allowance and are not classed as unemployed, say they want to work.
Employment increased by 69,000 over the quarter to September to reach 29.2 million, the highest figure since records began in 1971, while the jobseeker's allowance claimant total fell by 9,900 in October to 824,800, the 13th consecutive monthly cut.
And now her husband Anthony, 49, will also appear before magistrates tomorrow accused of stealing more than pounds 5,000 in income support and jobseeker's allowance.
Those on Income Support or Jobseeker's Allowance may also get help with fuel bills.
There was also an 18,600 fall in the number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance in September to 951,900 - the 23rd consecutive monthly reduction.
New figures showing a fall in Jobseeker's Allowance claimants, provided a further boost for Chancellor George Osborne.
The move will put to an end the "one-way street" to benefits where people start claiming jobseeker's allowance by just signing-on without first taking steps to make themselves attractive to employers.