Obligations to look for and prepare for work
While you're receiving a benefit you and your partner may have obligations to get ready for work, or be available for work depending on your situation.
What obligations will you have to look for and prepare for work?
When you apply for a benefit and meet with us, we'll talk to you about what work obligations apply. It does vary depending on your situation and what benefit you’re on. For example, people on Jobseeker Support generally need to be available for and looking for full-time work.
However, if they have a health condition, injury or disability they may only need to look for part-time work at the moment.
If they can’t currently work, they may have work preparation obligations until their situation changes.
Partners may also have work obligations.