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The Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations 1996

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Back-dating of a Jobseeker’s Agreement by an Adjudication Officer

32.  In giving a direction under section 9(7)(c), the adjudication officer shall take into account all relevant matters including—

(a)where the claimant refused to accept the agreement proposed by the employment officer, whether he was reasonable in so refusing;

(b)where the claimant has signified to the employment officer or to the adjudication officer that the claimant is prepared to accept an agreement which differs from the agreement proposed by the employment officer, whether the terms of the agreement which he is prepared to accept are reasonable;

(c)where the claimant has signified to the employment officer or to the adjudication officer that the claimant is prepared to accept the agreement proposed by the employment officer, that fact;

(d)the date on which, in all the circumstances, he considers that the claimant was first prepared to enter into an agreement which the adjudication officer considers reasonable; and

(e)where the date on which the claimant first had an opportunity to sign a jobseeker’s agreement was later than the date on which he made a claim, that fact.

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