Unemployed Need to Do Community Work to Claim Benefits. Says British PM
PM David Cameron has announced that young people who are out of work or not in training or education for six months will have to do unpaid work to claim their unemployment benefits.
According to this reform, any person between the age group of 18-21 will have to compulsorily do at least 30 hours of community work every week and at least 10 hours of job hunting in order to qualify for the benefits given by the government.
They will have to begin the work from the day they make their benefit claims. The community work choices include preparing meals for the elderly people or working for charity groups.
The prime minister said that this change in the rule would put an end to the long-term unemployment among youth and also stop the habit of the young people to lead a life on welfare provided by government.
The scheme named as the community work programme is an extension of the plan of the conservatives to put an end to the Jobseeker’s allowance. The allowance to the job seekers will be replaced by a youth allowance and to make them eligible for this even after six months, the youth will have to take up an apprenticeship or have to opt for community work.
Under the new plans announced, the young people will be able to get the much needed work experience to make them eligible for the job.
The PM announced the new scheme during his speech in Hove. He said that the worn path from the school gate to the job centre and life on benefits should be ended. He added that though any opt for life on benefits, not enough is asked about them. Now the young people will not fall into inactivity and if they have drifted into inactivity already, they need the work experience and discipline to turn up for work each day.
The PM said that the conservative government wants the youth to do their part and make an effort to do some work.
In 2013, the Department for Work and Pensions research found that, more than 64 % of the people who are claiming the benefits who were made to do community work are still claiming the benefits even after two years. The study also found that more than 66% of the claimants were not doing any community work.
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