jobseeker's allowance

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jobseeker's allowance

in welfare a benefit paid to persons who are capable of working, are available for work and are actively seeking work, providing they are under 65 (for men) or under 60 (for women) and are not already working or working on average less than 16 hours a week.
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Maybe a story on what life is like on Job Seeker's Allowance might redress the balance and let people know what it's really like.
All that a lower level of job seeker's allowance for the North West would achieve is limit the areas in which people here can apply for work.
At a hearing in December, the former full-back, who quit professional football in 1998 after failing to recover from a back operation, had admitted claiming pounds 3,294 in job seeker's allowance and pounds 409 in council tax benefit while working as a television presenter for MUTV - Manchester United's television station.
Newcastle Citizens Advice Bureau says the region has seen a 206% increase in the number of Job Seeker's Allowance cases in just one year after Government rules came in which see benefits stopped as punishment for not finding a job.
Third benefits are not generous with Job Seeker's allowance of PS71pw a 1% increase ,which he thinks excessive, would only give someone 5p change after buying one copy of the Journal
Almost half of incapacity benefit claimants are being found fit for work and placed on job seeker's allowance (JSA) instead - losing at least pounds 28 a week in benefit.
A DAD of four on Job Seeker's Allowance was delighted to get some part-time work - but it ended up leaving him in poverty.
Claire Considine, head of Bordesley Green Girls School, said new fee remission rules meant only Job Seeker's Allowance or Employment Support Allowance claimants could have free classes.
DURING the last few weeks of the election campaign, I've noticed people - usually those in high-paying jobs - saying there are far too many on Job Seeker's Allowance.
IF our MPs can't live on the money they are on, how on earth do they expect a pensioner or people on job seeker's allowance to live?
Due to a backlog in cases and a rolling increase of applications for Job Seeker's Allowance, many staff are being asked to work on Saturdays, and this could become a more permanent feature if the recession deepens.
Third benefits are not generous, with Job Seeker's allowance of PS71pw a 1% increase, which he thinks excessive, would only give someone 5p change after buying one copy of the Journal