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 Jobseekers' Allowance fig ures are not the same as unem ployment statistics, as not every one who is unemployed will be eligible, but areas with a high proportion of claimants are likely to have higher unemployment.
The Prime Minister said the Government had a "good record" on jobs, as unemployment fell by 5,000 to 2.5 million and the numbers claiming jobseekers' allowance shrank by 8,600 last month to 1.5 million.
According to figures released yesterday by the Office for National Statistics, the number of people across the region claiming Jobseekers' Allowance dropped by more than 600 in November.
So if you have recently been made redundant and need to make a claim for Jobseekers' Allowance call 0800 055 6688, lines are open between 8am and 6pm.
Mr Nayan Patel, prosecuting, said: "Mr Moore claimed jobseekers' allowance but had capital of more than pounds 8,000.
People signing on for jobseekers' allowance and National Insurance credits will have to foot their own travel costs to get to Barry or Bridgend from September.
More than pounds 920 million-a-year is wrongly paid out in income support and jobseekers' allowance because of fraud and errors by claimants, according to official figures published yesterday.
This month, the Citizens Advice Bureau start to challenge the way the JobSeekers' Allowance is applied.
He was speaking after the publication of the latest figures for the number of people on Jobseekers' Allowance.
The breakdown of problematic drug users claiming benefits is: Jobseekers' Allowance 66,000; Income Support 146,000; Incapacity Benefit 87,000; Disability Living Allowance 2 5,000.
He wants lone parents on income support moved on to jobseekers' allowance then into work.
SCHOOL support staff in Coventry and Warwickshire are fighting for the right to win the Jobseekers' Allowance during the long summer break.