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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BARBARA Hobbins says we should get people on Jobseekers Allowance and benefits to clean up our streets to get them to "earn their free handouts".
Tracey Musgrove appeared at Durham Crown Court charged with dishonestly claiming the cash in housing and council tax benefits and Jobseekers Allowance between March 2007 and September 2013.
Jobseekers Allowance at PS71.70 a week is not generous by any standards, and is usually far, far less than the newly unemployed have paid in, through National Insurance contributions over the years.
Could I remind JF that for the over 24s jobseekers allowance is PS72 per week.
Separate figures for Jobseekers Allowance claimants show that 48,200 people in the West Midlands have been claiming for 12 months or longer, and 20,400 have been claiming for at least two years.
The last available figures showed there are around 56,000 people claiming jobseekers allowance in Merseyside and around 32,000 on ESA.
Benefits statistics show there were 1,197 new claimants for Jobseekers Allowance in Kirklees in September - almost 11% up on last year.
IN response to Kevin Lynch's letter (August 26) regarding his resolution to the benefits system for those currently in receipt of JobSeekers Allowance.
People on Jobseekers Allowance received pounds 60.50 a week last year, just over 10 per cent of the average pounds 576.80 earnings.
THE number of managers and professional employees claiming Jobseekers Allowance has more than doubled in the past year, according to a new analysis today of how the recession is hitting different groups of workers.
And from September to November 2003 he got jobseekers allowance because he said he was looking for work.