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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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It will be shattered to find out its party leader Joan Burton actually cut Job Seeker's Allowance for young people by up to 45% down to [euro]100 and made them work on JobBridge for [euro]50 a week.
The first episode meets benefits claimants in Liverpool, a city where 30,000 people apply for Job Seeker's Allowance.
THE Examiner is telling me today that there is a 30% cut in people claiming Job Seeker's Allowance in Kirklees in just one year and that it is great news.
Attendance on the two day a week course will not aect applicants' Job Seeker's Allowance payments.
The number of people claiming Job Seeker's Allowance fell by 2900 from July to 126,000 in August.
Under controversial plans being explored by the Government, those in poorer areas - such as Merseyside - could be awarded lower rates of job seeker's allowance, income support and tax credits.
LEC, Great Barr * I AM of the understanding that to be able to claim benefits such as job seeker's allowance, that you must be available for work or to attend job interviews.
Since, in a flexible economy, most of the jobs were short to medium term contracts, I had periods on Job Seeker's Allowance.
Rejecting criticism of the 10% cut for those who have been on Job Seeker's Allowance for more than a year, he said: "Everyone on Job Seeker's Allowance is expected to work and everyone knows there is a problem when people claim Job Seeker's Allowance and maximum housing benefits for long periods of time.
George Osborne's Office for Budget Responsibility has even estimated that the Government's plans will cost an extra pounds 700million in job seeker's allowance claims.
More than one third, 34%, of those claiming Jobseekers Allowance in the town are aged 18 to 24 a cost of more than pounds 106,000 per week in Job Seeker's Allowance.
She also admitted one count of fraud between May and December, 2007,when she failed to fill in a job seeker's allowance form correctly.