Questions and answers about the model for independent job seeking

The Government is preparing amendments to the sanctions of the unemployment security system in anticipation of the forthcoming regional government and growth services reform. The amendments would mean that independent job seeking would be a condition for unemployment benefit. Moreover, there would be fewer other obligations associated with unemployment benefit.

The Government began a consultation round on the government proposal on independent job seeking in June 2018. The answers below are based on the draft government proposal. It is possible that the final model will depart from the model outlined in the draft due to changes proposed in the comments received.