Jobseekers face cuts for non-compliance

Jobseekers will have their benefits cut for nine weeks if they persistently refuse to engage with officials on offers of work, education, development and training.

1st June, 2013

Jobseekers will have their benefits cut for nine weeks if they persistently refuse to engage with officials on offers of work, education, development and training under the terms of the new Social Welfare and Pensions Bill.

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton plans to include a provision to suspend jobseekers' payments, as part of a range of measures. It will be introduced from July 1.

The change will be included as an amendment to the Social...

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