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.
There are 12 Jobseekers' Allowance claimants chasing every unfilled JobCentre vacancy in Middlesbrough.
5 million and the numbers claiming jobseekers' allowance shrank by 8,600 last month to 1.
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.
Those claiming jobseekers' allowance fell by 11,100 in November to 813,000.
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.
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.