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' Work for Benefits' Plan Explained

SurveyCompare Work For Benefits' Plan Explained From April 2014 People who are still jobless after 2 years on the existing Work Programme will face a new scheme called Help To Work. How Will It Work? To still qualify for Jobseeker's Allowance there are 3 OPTIONS: Work Placements 30 hours a week for 6 months (plus 10 hours of job search activity). Placements will include: Cleaning up litter Making meals for the elderly Working for a local charity 2 Daily Job Centre Visits Check in and search for jobs every working day. Under the current system jobseekers attend 1 brief interview every 2 weeks. 3 Compulsory Training A mandatory intensive regime for claimants with underlying problems. These include drug addiction, illiteracy and mental health problems. Break The Rules? 1st offence: lose 4 weeks' worth of benefit. 2nd offence: lose 3 months' worth of benefit. ..- .. Who's Affected? People completing the Work Programme without finding jobs from April 2014. This means 200,000 Jobseeker's Allowance claimants will be affected. It is expected that there will be similar numbers of people on each of the three tracks. Sources: sbornes-welfare-war-go-to-jobcentre-every-day-or-lose-b enefits-8847851.html e-osborne-jobless-benefit-conservatives

' Work for Benefits' Plan Explained

shared by MichaelH on Oct 07
Earlier this week at the Conservative Party Conference a new scheme called Help To Work was announced, meaning people will now have to work for their benefits. But what will the scheme involve exac...


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