Work preparation obligations
What you need to do to meet your work preparation obligations.
You’ll have to prepare for work if you’re either:
- getting Jobseeker Support and have a health condition, injury or disability that means you can’t work at all, or can only work less than 15 hours a week
- getting Sole Parent Support and you either:
- have a dependent child under 3
- can’t currently work because of a good and sufficient reason (eg, you have a health condition, injury or disability)
- a partner with a dependent child under 3.
What you need to do
To meet your work preparation obligations you need to:
- take reasonable steps to prepare and plan for work
- attend and take part in work preparation interviews, where we ask you to
- attend and take part in work related activities or programmes such as a work assessment, a programme or seminar to increase particular skills or enhance motivation where we ask you to
- attend and take part in any other activity that we require you to (including rehabilitation but not medical treatment, voluntary work or activity in the community).
What happens if you don't meet your obligations?
At any time, if you can’t meet your obligations, please talk to us. Unless you have a good reason for not meeting them, your benefit could reduce or stop.