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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Defence lawyer Jason Stark told Hamilton Sheriff Court: "Mr McBride is currently unemployed and receives jobseekers' allowance of PS72 per week.
Shadow Pensions Secretary Rachel Reeves said: "A Labour government would introduce a Basic Skills Test to assess all new claimants for Jobseekers' Allowance.
According to the figures released by the Office foNational Statistics yesterday, Warwickshire has also seen a fall in the number of people claiming Jobseekers' Allowance - dropping from 7,268 to 7,124 last month.
5 million and the numbers claiming jobseekers' allowance shrank by 8,600 last month to 1.
Working age people claiming out of work benefits such as Jobseekers' Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, incapacity benefits and other disability benefits number almost 20,000 in Middlesbrough compared to less than 5,000 in Elmbridge.
Until the Jobseekers' Allowance was introduced in 1996 the workers, including classroom assistants, cleaners and university support staff, could sign on the dole and receive benefit.
This also applies to the jobseekers' allowance and child benefit.
THE number of people claiming Jobseekers' Allowance has fallen again across Coventry and Warwickshire.
The Six Month Offer Since April, everyone reaching six months claiming Jobseekers' Allowance receives extra support from our advisers.
He was speaking after the publication of the latest figures for the number of people on Jobseekers' Allowance.
Michael Moore, aged 55, pleaded guilty to two charges of claiming jobseekers' allowance while failing to declare capital at Walsall Magistrates Court.
The call centre, which processes claims for income support, jobseekers' allowance and incapacity benefit, missed government targets to answer calls within 30 seconds.