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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DOLE Assistant Secretary Joji Aragon said with the measure, first-time jobseekers are expected to save some P2,500 in securing government-issued clearances, such as NBI, police, birth certificates, and transcript of records from government schools and training facilities.
Covered by the law are the following government issued documents: Police clearance certificate National Bureau of Investigation clearance Barangay clearance Medical certificate from a public hospital Birth certificate Marriage certificate Transcript of academic records issued by state colleges and universities Tax Identification Number Unified Multi-Purpose ID Other documentary requirements issued by the government that may be required by employers from job applicants To avail of the benefits, a first-time jobseeker mustpresent a barangay certificate statingthat the individual is indeed a first-time applicant.
Jobseekers on visit visa or those abroad can also avail the services too.
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