Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
1. Please provide any legislation, acts or regulations which allow a Jobcentre adviser to issue a Jobseeker's Direction (JSD) to force a claimant to apply for and if successful take up a voluntary post with, for example, Citizens Advice Bureaux (or any other voluntary organisation).
2. Would the claimant have good cause to refuse such a JSD without risking a sanction or any other negative consequences?
3. Would the adviser be able to claim that by not taking up a voluntary position the claimant is not doing all they reasonably can be expected to do to improve their chances of finding work and therefore raise a doubt against their claim?
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