JSA and gaining employment

When those receiving JSA find a part time job their JSA is removed pond for pound save the first £5 earned. This is a serious disincentive for a person to take a part-time job for less than the JSA, for example accepting a job cleaning for 8 hour s week on min wage would earn that person around £50 however they will only see £5 of that increase because their JSA will be reduced by £45 effectively, they will be working for 50p an hour. No incentive at all!
So my idea is …..
To reduce JSA on a sliding percentage of the earnings.

Why is this idea important?

When those receiving JSA find a part time job their JSA is removed pond for pound save the first £5 earned. This is a serious disincentive for a person to take a part-time job for less than the JSA, for example accepting a job cleaning for 8 hour s week on min wage would earn that person around £50 however they will only see £5 of that increase because their JSA will be reduced by £45 effectively, they will be working for 50p an hour. No incentive at all!
So my idea is …..
To reduce JSA on a sliding percentage of the earnings.

Job Seekers Allowance – New Rules

Any persons receiving job seekers allowance for 6 months or longer should also have to donate a set amount of time per week to work voluntary for their local council or have their payments stopped.

JSA Volunteers could help keep our streets clean,  repair roads,  look after public parks. 

Not only would this idea allow the tax payers to see some kind of return on their money but it would also be a great way of getting people used to the idea of working.

Why is this idea important?

Any persons receiving job seekers allowance for 6 months or longer should also have to donate a set amount of time per week to work voluntary for their local council or have their payments stopped.

JSA Volunteers could help keep our streets clean,  repair roads,  look after public parks. 

Not only would this idea allow the tax payers to see some kind of return on their money but it would also be a great way of getting people used to the idea of working.

Job Seekers Allowance – Remove the power of the adjudicator to contact previous employer in certain cases

Whilst applying for Job Seekers Allowance, I was told that an adjudicator would contact my previous employer for verification.  My employment was terminated by mutual consent and a compromise agreement was signed.  Why, when I have worked all my life and paid my National Insurance contributions, does the decision to pay me what I am entitled to, rest in the hands of my former employer  for verification.  I do not want him to know that I wish to apply for JAS.  I was happy to provide a copy of all documentation to the Job Centre. 

Consequently I turned down my right and entitlement to JAS and did not claim, on the basis that I think it questions my integrity.  I am furious that I am entitled to this allowance but have to go through measures that are unpalatable, unneccessary and intrusive.  When I refused to go forward with the claim, the job centre worker tried to persuade me to continue but added that the adjudicator could not operate on a case by case basis.

I also heard another applicant applying for JAS and he said he'd been sacked – there was no discussion as to whether his previous employer would be contacted, and it was turned into a joke.

Why is this idea important?

Whilst applying for Job Seekers Allowance, I was told that an adjudicator would contact my previous employer for verification.  My employment was terminated by mutual consent and a compromise agreement was signed.  Why, when I have worked all my life and paid my National Insurance contributions, does the decision to pay me what I am entitled to, rest in the hands of my former employer  for verification.  I do not want him to know that I wish to apply for JAS.  I was happy to provide a copy of all documentation to the Job Centre. 

Consequently I turned down my right and entitlement to JAS and did not claim, on the basis that I think it questions my integrity.  I am furious that I am entitled to this allowance but have to go through measures that are unpalatable, unneccessary and intrusive.  When I refused to go forward with the claim, the job centre worker tried to persuade me to continue but added that the adjudicator could not operate on a case by case basis.

I also heard another applicant applying for JAS and he said he'd been sacked – there was no discussion as to whether his previous employer would be contacted, and it was turned into a joke.

Repeal the requirement to find work for those in receipt of JSA and those with dependant children

There are 500,000 vacancies according to the NSO, and 2.5 million unemployed (rising). If all vacancies are filled there is still millions unable to secure employment.  It is unjust and illogical to make financial  assistance to prevent starvation and homelessness dependant on seeking work that does not exist.  

Why is this idea important?

There are 500,000 vacancies according to the NSO, and 2.5 million unemployed (rising). If all vacancies are filled there is still millions unable to secure employment.  It is unjust and illogical to make financial  assistance to prevent starvation and homelessness dependant on seeking work that does not exist.