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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I was on Jobseekers Allowance for lengthy periods of time and I can tell you that it was no picnic
The court heard the 45-year-old first applied for housing and council tax benefits in September 2006, declaring her only income as Jobseekers Allowance and Child Benefit.
The last available figures showed there are around 56,000 people claiming jobseekers allowance in Merseyside and around 32,000 on ESA.
The number of 18 to 24 year olds in employment also rose by 58,000, and the number of young people claiming Jobseekers Allowance fell by 10,900 in August.
I'm sure Mr Lynch will be pleased to know that, if I am still out of work in December, my JobSeekers Allowance will cease.
A study by the LGA in England and Wales showed that the number of managers and professionals claiming Jobseekers Allowance jumped by 154% over the last year from 46,700 to 118,700, while for skilled trade workers the increase was 77% from 332,400 to 589,000.
The news was welcomed by GMB Scotland union chief Alex McLuckie who said: "The ruling means that anyone working 15 hours a week is now eligible to apply for Jobseekers Allowance during the holidays.
Birmingham Hodge Hill has the third highest claimant level in the UK, with 5,684 people claiming Jobseekers Allowance, or 12.
New figures revealed the number of times people claiming Jobseekers Allowance had been sanctioned since new rules were introduced in October 2012.
A minimum of 30 hours' manual work per week will be required or they will lose their jobseekers allowance.
In Kirklees, there were 670 people in that age group claiming Jobseekers Allowance last June.
Nearly a third of those claiming jobseekers allowance are under 25, with youth unemployment climbing in the past year as the recession deepened.