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 number of people in Merseyside who had jobseekers allowance taken off them as 'punishment' over the past two years: Liverpool - 29,760 Sefton - 8,440 Wirral - 12,220 Knowsley - 6,980
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.
Jobseekers Allowance did rise to pounds 64.30 a week in April but union leaders and politicians from all parts of the Labour party said bigger increases were needed.
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..
Jobseekers allowance is raised by 65p to pounds 30.95 for under-18s, by 85p to pounds 40.79 for 18 to 24-year-olds, and by pounds 1.05 to pounds 51.40 for over-24s.
The Social Security Commissioners agreed yesterday to allow cooks and cleaners to apply for Jobseekers Allowance during the summer holidays.
Birmingham Hodge Hill has the third highest claimant level in the UK, with 5,684 people claiming Jobseekers Allowance, or 12.9 per cent of the workforce.
Anyone who leaves a job voluntarily faces been stripped of Jobseekers Allowance for 13 weeks the first time - and then 26 weeks if they do it again.
A minimum of 30 hours' manual work per week will be required or they will lose their jobseekers allowance. They call this a new initiative.