Access to benefits for EEA migrants

I have been notified by Thames Valley Jobcentre that they are implementing the government policy of restricting benefits to EEA nationals, time limiting them. There will be assessments made as to whether an EEA migrant has a “Genuine prospect of work” to justify continued ┬áresidence and access to JSA. If they do not have such a prospect then they will lose entitlement.

Any claimant may argue they have some alternative right to reside, when the assessment is made.

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  1. alan jutson
    Posted February 26, 2015 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    Better than nothing I suppose, but too little too late.

    Just tinkering with the system is no solution to the problem, we need a radical change if we are to make a real difference.

    Our present political leaders (of all major Party’s) do not seem to have the will or the inclination to grasp the nettle of immigration, because I can only guess, they do not see it as a problem.

  2. Narrow Shoulders
    Posted February 26, 2015 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    Too little too late I fear, we are already swamped without assimilation.

    We should be concentrating on employing our own and innovation, rather than importing cheap, low productivity labour

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