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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1 per cent of the population is claiming Jobseekers' Allowance.
Defence lawyer Jason Stark told Hamilton Sheriff Court: "Mr McBride is currently unemployed and receives jobseekers' allowance of PS72 per week.
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.
He said the accused, who is the daughter of poet John Montague, was also pocketing a jobseekers' allowance in the UK of PS88.
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.
UNEMPLOYMENT and jobseekers' allowance claimants have both fallen, but the number of over-65s in a job has reached a record one million, new figures revealed.
THE number of people claiming Jobseekers' Allowance has fallen again across Coventry and Warwickshire.
Anyone judged to be capable of working will be switched to the jobseekers' allowance worth up to pounds 65.
The Six Month Offer Since April, everyone reaching six months claiming Jobseekers' Allowance receives extra support from our advisers.
He wants lone parents on income support moved on to jobseekers' allowance then into work.