DWP says “no legal requirement for Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants to undertake 35 hours of Work Search…each week”

“As there is no legal requirement for Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants to
undertake 35 hours of Work Search Activity each week, no legislation or
national guidance stating otherwise exists.” https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/243530/response/596234/attach/html/3/5312%20reply.pdf.html

Above quote is despite Jobcentre ‘Advisers’/Work Coaches seeking to impose a 35 hour a week Jobsearch requirement for JSA, when such a requirement only exists for Universal Credit and disclosing information that the 35 hour requirement existed for ‘New Style JSA’.
The JSA Supervised Jobsearch Pilot is a randomised trial involving a 35 hour a week jobsearch provision at DWP provider premises.

 

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