JSA: Rugby and Inverness jobseekers first for Claimant Commitment

Rugby and Inverness will be the first Jobcentres to put the Claimant Commitment into practice for new claimants of Jobseeker’s Allowance – starting this week with national roll out completed by spring 2014. [emphasis added]

“It is important to note that whilst the Claimant Commitment will replace the existing product for the claimant group agreed for roll-out, it will for legislative purposes act as the Jobseeker’s Agreement and claimant acceptance of it will not be a condition of entitlement for JSA as it will be for Universal Credit.”? [emphasis added]

“Outside of Universal Credit, there is no legislative basis for raising sanctions against
the number of hours spent on job search activities.”

Specimen Claimant Commitments

New 35 hour per week Job Search commitments confirmed – Universal Credit

“…ensuring all new JSA and UC claimants are automatically signed on to Universal Jobmatch

FOI Watch on Claimant Commitment(s)

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