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The long-term unemployed will have to earn their benefits by doing full-time unpaid community work from next year.
Chancellor George Osborne is to give details of tough new conditions being attached to unemployment handouts - pledging to end the "something for nothing" culture.
Claimants who go through the coalition's flagship Work Programme but still fail to find a job will be required either to do community work, report to a job centre daily, or undergo intensive treatment to tackle problems such as illiteracy or mental illness.
Those who break the rules of the Help to Work scheme, for example by failing to turn up for duty without a good reason, could lose their benefit for four weeks.
A second offence would see them lose it for three months.
To still qualify for jobseeker's allowance they will have three options - work placements, such as cleaning up litter, daily visits to a job centre or taking part in compulsory training, for example, to improve their literacy
you do not have the doctors that i do 2 years ago i got my tablets stopped and will not get a sick note from the doctors they have been told not to give them out wtf .
and lets be honest, those who don't want to work and who take advantage of the benefit system will find a way out of this ' going on the sick' or some other crap like that.
go self employed and give yourself a 0 hours contract so you will get tax credits and claim a rent rebate
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They stopped people doing that, now you have to be employed or signed off at least six months in order for it to be considered as a 'new claim'
I couldn't sign off without finding work, cant afford to, I would have nothing to live on.