Specimen (blank) JSA Claimant Commitment

.Below is text extracted from a blank JSA Claimant Commitment

Name

National Insurance Number

In return for my Jobseeker’s Allowance I will do everything I reasonably can, each week, to give myself the best prospects of securing employment.  The activities I have agreed in this Claimant Commitment will offer me the best chance of doing so.

My types of work:

Where I will work:

Restrictions?

I will look for work that I can travel to within

My availability for work:

I’m available to attend a job interview

I’m available to start work

Restrictions?

minutes each way from home.

I know if I am not available as agreed above my Jobseeker’s Allowance and / or National Insurance Credits will be stopped.

If I make a new claim to Jobseeker’s Allowance after such failure, I may not get paid benefit for:
four weeks, or  13 weeks if it has previously been decided on one or more occasion that my Jobseeker’s Allowance  should be stopped because I was not available for or actively seeking employment within 52 weeks (but not within 2 weeks) of my last failure.

I understand that detailed planning for how I will undertake these activities is essential to give myself the best chance of success.  The ‘My Work Plan booklet’ will help me to plan and manage how I will do these things and anything else I think will help improve my chances of moving into work.  My Coach will work with me on this.

I know I must show that I have done all that is reasonable to give myself the best prospects of securing employment.  I will keep evidence of what I have done and take this with me every time I go to the Jobcentre.  My Work Plan booklet will help me do this.

If I cannot show I have done everything that I reasonably can, each week, to give myself best prospects of securing employment, I know my Jobseeker’s Allowance and / or National Insurance Credits will be stopped.

If I make a new claim to Jobseeker’s Allowance after such failure, I may not get paid benefit for:
four weeks, or  13 weeks if it has previously been decided on one or more occasion that my Jobseeker’s Allowance should be stopped because I was not available for or actively seeking employment within 52 weeks (but not within 2 weeks) of my last failure.

My rights

I know if there is a disagreement about my Claimant Commitment, I can ask for this to be reviewed. I also know that if there is any dispute about my benefit, my case may be sent to a decision maker, which could result in the loss of my Jobseeker’s Allowance and / or National Insurance Credits. If this happens I will be told. If I am not satisfied with the decision I can ask for it to be explained or reconsidered. If I am still unhappy with the outcome I know I have the right to appeal.

Changes in my circumstances

I will tell Jobcentre Plus straight away if my circumstances change in any way which could affect my Jobseeker’s Allowance. I understand that if I give false information or do not tell DWP of something I should, I could be liable to repay any overpayment of benefit and I could be taken to court.

My Claimant Statement

I have read and understood my Claimant Commitment.
I will do everything I reasonably can to give myself the best prospects of securing employment.
I understand that my Coach is there to support me but ultimately getting work will be up to me; and putting more into this will help me get a job sooner.
I understand Jobcentre Plus will give me help and advice to do the things set out in my Claimant Commitment.
I understand I must attend the Jobcentre when required to do so.
I understand my Coach may require me to take other specific actions to improve my chances of finding work.
I understand Jobcentre Plus may seek feedback from employers about any jobs they have told me to apply for.
I understand this Claimant Commitment is my Jobseeker’s Agreement for the purpose of section 1(2)(b)  of the Jobseekers Act 1995.
Claimant signature
Signed  ……………………………………………………………                              Date
Coach signature
Signed  ……………………………………………………………                              Date
This Jobseeker’s Agreement is treated as made on
Name
National Insurance Number
The types of work I am  most likely to get:
I believe this because:
My qualifications are:
My employment strengths and skills are:
My experience is:
My circumstances:

From: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/jsa_claimant_commitment_october#incoming-449646

JSA Claimant Commitment: DWP internal guidance disclosed, 45+ documents
http://refuted.org.uk/2013/11/13/jsacommitment/

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