The Jobseeker’s Allowance (Homeless Claimants) Amendment Regulations 2014

The Jobseeker’s Allowance (Homeless Claimants) Amendment Regulations 2014 in brief:

– Work Coaches can decide whether a claimant becoming homeless constitutes a ‘domestic emergency’. If it does, there is no prescribed time limit for which they can apply the easement, but it will only apply as long as the claimant’s circumstances constitute a domestic emergency.

– ‘Domestic emergency’ is determined on a case-by-case basis but these regulations only apply to individuals who have recently become homelessness.

– The easement is conditional upon the claimant taking reasonable steps to find accommodation, and removes the requirement for the claimant to be:

available for work;
actively seeking work;
subject to a Jobseeker’s Direction; or
participating in the Work Programme.

– The easement is not expected to last for more than four weeks as it would be unusual for a domestic emergency to last longer than this period, though Work Coaches can extend the duration if considered appropriate.

– The claimant must prove they are taking reasonable action to find accommodation. These actions will be agreed between the claimant and Work Coach and recorded on the JSA Claimant Commitment.

– See more at: http://homeless.org.uk/connect/news/2014/jun/30/welcome-change-to-help-homeless-people-seeking-work#sthash.RK1p46UQ.dpuf

See the full changes of the ‘easement of conditionality’ in job seeking concerning homeless people.

Click here

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