Genuine Prospect of Work- is this test lawful?

April 2015

This is a paper drafted by Martin Williams setting out arguments as to the lawfulness of the "genuine prospect of work test" (requirement for compelling evidence etc) affecting EEA jobseeker's allowance (JSA) claimants. It was prepared for a talk at an AIRE Centre event

Welfare rights workers may find the arguments useful if they are preparing appeals against decisions that their clients are not entitled to JSA because they have not managed to provide compelling evidence.

See link in right hand panel for a copy.