JSA Agreement to JSA Claimant Commitment

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MR JAMES EDWARD

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Failure to agree a Claimant Commitment following
review
1. The Claimant Commitment must be reviewed at each intervention and can be
changed as a result of a re-assessment, or at a claimant’s request.
2. If an acceptable change of a Claimant Commitment cannot be agreed after
discussion, the same actions as detailed in the ‘Failure to agree an initial claimant
commitment’ section must be taken, with the exception of completing the CMS
Conditionality Screens.
3. Payment of Jobseeker’s Allowance based on the existing Claimant Commitment,
continues until a revised one is agreed.
4. If an acceptable Claimant Commitment cannot be agreed because the claimant is
not available for work, or is not actively seeking employment, it must be explained
that Jobseeker’s Allowance will not continue to be paid.
5. The same actions as detailed in the ‘Failure to agree an initial claimant
commitment’ section must be taken before the availability and/or Actively Seeking
Employment doubt and the Claimant Commitment doubt are referred to the LMDM.

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4.) WHAT IF THE PERSON IS CLEARLY ACTIVELY SEEKING WORK? WHY SHOULD THEY CHANGE THERE JSA AGREEMENT TO A JSA CLAIMANT COMMITMENT WHICH IS UNDERPINNED BY THE SAME JSA REGULATIONS, JSA CLAIMANT COMMITMENT IS NOT A CONDITION OF JOB SEEKERS ALLOWANCE.

The Postcode districts specified in schedule 1 to S.I. 2013/987 to accept a claimant commitment as a condition of entitlement to JSA, legislation is not yet in force requiring a claimant to be mandated or expected to have a JSA Agreement (already in force) to a JSA claimant commitment.

SO WHAT LAW STATES I HAVE TO ACCEPT A FORCED CLAIMANT COMMITMENT ON THE THREAT OF SANCTIONS? UNIVERSAL CREDIT IS NOT YET IN MY ARA POST CODE. CLAIMANT COMMITMENT IS FOR UNIVERSAL CREDIT, JSA CLAIMANT COMMITMENT IS THE SAME OR UNDERPINNED BY THE OLD JSA REGULATIONS, ITS NOT A NEW CLAIM, WITH NO CHANGE OF LAW.

1.) HOW IS IT, THAT YOU HAVE TO SIGN A JSA CLAIMANT COMMITMENT BY FORCE ON THE THREAT OF SANCTIONS.? WHEN YOU ARE NOT IN A The Postcode districts specified in schedule 1 to S.I. 2013/987 to accept a claimant commitment.

2.)JSA CLAIMANT COMMITMENT IS NOT A CONDITION OF JOB SEEKERS ALLOWANCE, UNTIL UNIVERSAL CREDIT IS IN YOUR AREA.

SO WHY DO I HAVE TO SIGN A JSA CLAIMANT COMMITMENT ON WHAT AUTHORITY OF LAW?
Yours faithfully,

MR JAMES EDWARD

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Dear DWP Strategy Freedom of Information,

Thank you for your reply

I would like to address your 5th paragraprpgh.

Policy is nothing to do with legislation or law i.e jobseekers act, welfare reform act, HAVE TO CONFORM WITH WRITTEN LAW, REGULATION PASSED THROUGH PARLIAMENT. You state: policy decision was made to move from a jobseeker’s
Agreement to a jsa claimant commitment, as a means of recording claimant requirements. Therefore, jsa claimants need to agree and sign a jsa claimant commitment.

THE WORD NEED IS NOT A CONDITION OF LAW.

THIS IS NOT TRUE PLEASE WITHDRAW THIS STATEMENT IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN: YOU’RE GIVING OUT FALSE INFORMATION.

This is just your personal opinion made up policy, policy can be made up by anyone. What law states it’s mandatory to change your existing jsa agreement to claimant commitment?

The jsa claimant commitment does not require anything of the claimant over and above that of the existing jobseeker’s allowance regulations and in particular, fully conforms to the legal content of a jobseeker’s agreement outlined in regulation 31 of the jsa regulations. There for, it is not a condition for jobseekers allowance.

Your statements must comply with law not policy or personal opinion.

I was under the impression that freedom of information is separate from the dwp yet I feel your replies are biased.

SEE CASE: CJSA/5376/2014 – JSAG/CC ARE COVERED BY CONTRACT LAW, IF YOU HAVE A JSSA AGREEMENT IT REMAINS IN FORCE YOU CANNOT BE FORCED TO SIGN A CC

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MR JAMES EDWARD

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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 'JSA Agreement to JSA Claimant Commitment'.

Dear DWP Strategy Freedom of Information,

Thank you for your reply

I would like to address your 5th paragraprpgh.

Policy is nothing to do with legislation or law i.e jobseekers act, welfare reform act, HAVE TO CONFORM WITH WRITTEN LAW, REGULATION PASSED THROUGH PARLIAMENT. You state: policy decision was made to move from a jobseeker’s
Agreement to a jsa claimant commitment, as a means of recording claimant requirements. Therefore, jsa claimants need to agree and sign a jsa claimant commitment.

THE WORD NEED IS NOT A CONDITION OF LAW.

THIS IS NOT TRUE PLEASE WITHDRAW THIS STATEMENT IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN: YOU’RE GIVING OUT FALSE INFORMATION.

This is just your personal opinion made up policy, policy can be made up by anyone. What law states it’s mandatory to change your existing jsa agreement to claimant commitment?

The jsa claimant commitment does not require anything of the claimant over and above that of the existing jobseeker’s allowance regulations and in particular, fully conforms to the legal content of a jobseeker’s agreement outlined in regulation 31 of the jsa regulations. There for, it is not a condition for jobseekers allowance.

Your statements must comply with law not policy or personal opinion.

I was under the impression that freedom of information is separate from the dwp yet I feel your replies are biased.

SEE CASE: CJSA/5376/2014 – JSAG/CC ARE COVERED BY CONTRACT LAW, IF YOU HAVE A JSSA AGREEMENT IT REMAINS IN FORCE YOU CANNOT BE FORCED TO SIGN A CC

Yours sincerely,

MR JAMES EDWARD

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MR JAMES EDWARD

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