Is signing up to Universal Jobmatch compulsory to claim JSA?

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From: Jason Davies

15 November 2012

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please refer to this web link:
http://unemploymentmovement.com/forum/un...

On that web page there is a scanned copy of a document from Taunton
JCP. With reference to this document:

1. Is this document specific to Taunton JCP or will all Jobcentres
be issuing these?

2. Is it specific to people on the Work Programme or is it
applicable to all job seekers?

3. Please provide reference to the guidelines that support the
assertion on this document that "To satisfy JSA conditionality you
will be required to confirm the details below and confirm you have
registered on the Universal Jobsmatch site"
Please provide specific confirmation that a land line number, a
mobile number and an email address are required as previous FOIs
have shown that none of these are required for JSA conditionality
because they conflict with Data Protection rights.

4. Please confirm that provided the jobseeker can demonstrate he
has an adequate electronic CV that it will not be necessary to
provide the Jobcentre/DWP with an electronic copy of that CV for
any purpose, but specifically for the purpose of Universal
Jobmatch.

5. Please confirm, or otherwise, that the last statement, "I give
DWP permission to access my Universal Jobmatch account" may be
crossed out (i.e. the job seeker may decline this permission
without it affecting his benefit entitlement).

6. Please confirm, or otherwise, that the statement "Q8. Does
everyone have to register to search for jobs?
No, but if not, jobseeker’s will not be able to access all the
facilities listed in question 7." in this DWP document:
http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/universal-job..., is correct,
i.e. that there is no mandation to Universal Jobmatch and that JSA
is not conditional on signing up for it.

Yours faithfully,

Jason Davies

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From: Jason Davies

15 November 2012

Dear DWP freedom-of-information-requests,

Please note that there is a better version of the document in
question here:
http://johnnyvoid.wordpress.com/2012/11/...

Yours sincerely,

Jason Davies

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From: Jason Davies

18 December 2012

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of
Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work
and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'Is signing up to
Universal Jobmatch compulsory to claim JSA?'.

The reason is that DWP has not responded, as required by law, by
the 14th December.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is
available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/is...

Yours faithfully,

Jason Davies

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Dear Mr Jason Davies,

Attached is the response to your Freedom of Information request - Is
signing up to Universal Jobmatch compulsory to claim JSA?

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Dear Jason Davies,

attached is the response to your Internal review of Freedom of Information
request - Is signing up to Universal Jobmatch compulsory to claim JSA?

<<868 response PDF.pdf>>

Regards,

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