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Jobseeker's allowance

Escalating conditionality

Issue 225 (December 2011)
David Simmons describes the new conditionality regime for benefit claimants provided for in the Welfare Reform Bill 2011.

Labour market conditions and jobseeker’s allowance

Issue 224 (October 2011)
Beth Lakhani and Edward Graham examine the labour market conditions for jobseeker’s allowance (JSA), when and how the requirement to be actively seeking work and available for work applies and what flexibilities are built into the rules.

JSA, housing costs and the 104-week rule

Issue 218 (October 2011)
Henri Krishna examines the 104-week limit on claiming jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) housing costs, which will start to bite in January 2011.

Contribution conditions for ESA and JSA

Issue 219 (December 2010)
Judith Paterson describes the new, stricter national insurance contribution conditions for employment and support allowance (ESA) and jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) from November 2010.

Interesting change: another cut in help with housing costs

Issue 218 (October 2010)
David Simmons explains changes to the formula for calculating the standard interest rate used to determine help with housing costs.

Refugees and benefits

Issue 215 (April 2010)
Mark Willis examines the rights of refugees to claim benefits and the problems that can arise.

Welfare Reform Act 2009 – a quick guide

Issue 215 (April 2010)
Simon Osborne outlines the main provisions of the Act and indicates likely implementation dates, where known.

Lone parents: the move from IS to JSA

Issue 208 (February 2009)
The Social Security (Lone Parents and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2008 were laid on 23 November 2008. Its provisions are implemented at varying dates from 24 November 2008 through to 2011, in most cases. Beth Lakhani describes the main changes.

Work-focused interviews: recent rules and research

Issue 198 (June 2007)
Simon Osborne looks at the most recent rules and at what the latest research suggests about their likely effectiveness.

Reporting changes – failures and overpayments

Issue 196 (February 2007)
Simon Osborne looks at the law on reporting changes of circumstance, in the light of recent case law and the ongoing centralisation of offices at Jobcentre Plus.