Jobseeker Agreement Universal Jobmatch acceptance of unknown termws & conditions

Mary Sanderson made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Can DWP provide any legal or policy information that permits advisers to apply pressure/encourage claimants to enter into new Jobseeker Agreements/Claimant Commitments without providing full disclosure on all the major points of the new contract and, include:

a) the use of Universal Jobmatch / entry into the Work Programme / other employment training.

b) statements that waive claimants rights to maintain records of their job search in any manner they choose.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Ms Sanderson

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Frank Zola left an annotation ()

"Use of UJ or use of a DWP Internet Access Device (IAD) cannot be made a “condition of entitlement” for JSA or UC claimants" https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/i...

This annotation is to assist above FOI request, with regards the term "use".

Mary Sanderson left an annotation ()

Thanks Frank

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