Earlier changes

What's new

5 February 2020

Employment and Work Readiness Assistance

The Employment and Work Readiness Assistance welfare programme was amended effective 16 January 2020.

Employment and Work Readiness Assistance has been updated confirming assistance for education courses or employment-related training is only available for level 3 or below. See:

Youth Service

To qualify for youth incentive payments we can recognise when client's have previously completed an approved budgeting programme (including before they started getting a benefit). See:

Initial stand-down periods

The current initial stand-down period for clients has been amended in line with the adjustment to the Gross Average Ordinary Time Weekly Wage (AOTWW) as at 5 February 2020. See:


4 February 2020

Map archive

The Map archive is no longer available from 4 February 2020. For historical content please contact Helpline.