jobseeker's allowance

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jobseeker's allowance

(ˈdʒɒbˌsiːkəz)
n
(Social Welfare) (in Britain) a National Insurance or social security payment for unemployed people; replaced unemployment benefit in 1996. Abbreviation: JSA
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A FORMER Celtic starlet now living on jobseekers' allowance has been given 32 weeks to pay a PS160 fine for possessing 0.
The Chancellor said 19 to 21-year-olds on Jobseekers' Allowance would get training in mathematics and English back in 2012.
The number of people claiming Jobseekers' Allowance in the city has fallen by 313 in one month - taking the figure from 9,137 in July to 8,824 in August.
AS PART of his recently announced spending review, Conservative Chancellor George Osborne increased the period before people who have just lost their job are entitled to claim Jobseekers' Allowance, from three days to a week.
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.
Cait Reilly had to leave a voluntary museum role to work at the store chain's Kings Heath branch if she wanted to keep her Jobseekers' Allowance.
The September measure is the rate at which ministers increase the state pension and Jobseekers' Allowance from the following April.
But Elmbridge has only around 1,200 Jobseekers' Allowance claimants - there are 6,555 in Middlesbrough.
Around 20% of people on Jobseekers' Allowance in Wales have been looking for work for more than 12 months, which is above the UK average.
Anyone judged to be capable of working will be switched to the jobseekers' allowance worth up to pounds 65.
HOW WEALTH IS SHARED OUT IN SOUTH WALES Top fifth Average house price in a town like Cowbridge pounds 335,939 Pension wealth: pounds 147,200 Percentage of working age population claiming Jobseekers' allowance in Cowbridge: 1.
A union appeal that hundreds of thousands of dinner ladies and other school and higher education staff should be paid Jobseekers' Allowance during holidays is to be heard by the House of Lords.