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Coronavirus: What's Changed - Conditionality
Coronavirus - Conditionality
The Social Security (Coronavirus) (Further Measures) Regulations 2020 take effect from 30th March

These amending Regulations state that due to the Coronavirus outbreak the DWP

  • Must not impose a work search requirement on any Universal Credit,  New-Style JSA or Old-Style Contribution-Based JSA claimant.
  • Must remove any existing work search requirement from 30th March 2020
And that whilst the claimant must still be “able and willing immediately to take up paid work” under a work availability requirement that this means able and willing to take up paid work, or attend an interview, immediately once this regulation ceases to apply.

This regulation applies for a period of 3 months beginning from 30th March 2020 and the Secretary of State may extend that period for all cases or any class of case where it appears expedient as a consequence of the continuation of the outbreak of coronavirus disease.

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