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DWP And Homelessness Charities Link Up To Bully Homeless Benefit Claimants

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DWP And Homelessness Charities Link Up To Bully Homeless Benefit Claimants

[quote= http://johnnyvoid.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/dwp-and-homelessness-charities-link-up-to-bully-homeless-benefit-claimants/]Homeless Link and St Mungo’s Broadway have published a gushing press release cheering amendments to the rules for Jobseeker’s Allowance set to come into force next month.  The changes mean that newly homeless people may only be considered meeting the criteria for benefits if they take “such steps as are reasonable for him (sic) to take to find living accommodation.”
Homeless people will have an easement of jobseeking requirements if they follow these conditions, but this will usually only last four weeks, despite the average length of hostel stays being significantly longer than that.  The minimum length of stay in one of St Mungo’s Central London hostels is eight weeks, with most residents staying an average of six to nine months.  The so-called easement period will be granted only at the discretion of Jobcentre busy-bodies and will not apply to people who have been homeless for a long time.