Guidance

Jobseeker's Allowance and Universal Credit back to work schemes

Guidance about the different back to work schemes available to JSA and Universal Credit claimants.

Documents

Jobseeker's Allowance: back to work schemes

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Universal Credit: back to work schemes

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Welsh: Lwfans Ceisio Gwaith: cynlluniau dychwelyd i waith

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Welsh: Credyd Cynhwysol: cynlluniau dychwelyd i waith

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When you claim JSA or Universal Credit because you are unemployed and expected to look for work, there are a range of schemes available to you.

These schemes are designed to develop your skills and experience to help you find work. Your work coach may refer you to these schemes.

These guides give information about the different schemes, including what we expect you to do when you are on one.

Published 28 November 2013
Last updated 28 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added separate back to work schemes for Jobseeker's Allowance and Universal Credit in English and Welsh.
  2. Added new version of Back to Work schemes guide 2016.
  3. Revised guide includes schemes for certain Universal Credit claimants - those claiming because they are unemployed and expected to look for work. .
  4. Replaced both guides with revised versions: Derbyshire mandatory youth action programme added.
  5. Updated guidance provides the latest information about back to work schemes.
  6. Updated guidance provides the latest information about back to work schemes.
  7. First published.