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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The court heard he has fully repaid the jobseeker's allowance and council tax benefit but still owes more than PS4,600, which he is repaying at PS200 a month.
A source said: "This pair moved around and claimed the jobseeker's allowance from various post offices.
If claimants refuse or fail to attend any of the classes recommended to them, they will have their Jobseeker's Allowance stopped for three months, the paper said.
Monica Burns, the National Housing Federation's regional manager, said that in some of the most deprived areas of the North there were 45 Jobseeker's Allowance claimants for every job vacancy, making the chances of finding work locally after a year remote.
But the test showed that I could do work and so I was put on Jobseeker's Allowance.
Speaking about the date, Mr McCartney, said: "It's great news that over the last five years the number people of people relying on Jobseeker's Allowance here in Colne Valley has fallen by 1,201.
But jobseeker's allowance was never intended as a wage subsidy.
This will entitle them in many cases to PS57 a week, the same as the current Jobseeker's Allowance.
The ONS jobseeker's allowance claimant count has dropped in all six areas in the last month with Liverpool recording the biggest drop of 529.
THE number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance for two or more years in Wales has more than doubled in a year.
People who can show they are looking for work are eligible for jobseeker's allowance.
A total of 1,019,620 have claimed Jobseeker's Allowance, Incapacity Benefit or Income Support for 10 years or more.