The person concerned was in receipt of a jobseeker's benefit payment until his entitlement to this short term payment completed on 9/5/2019. The person concerned is currently in receipt of unemployment credits with effect from 10/5/2019. An unemployment credited contributions claim does not confer any payment entitlement rather it ensures that a person's social insurance record remains unbroken for the period of the claim.
Unfortunately the person concerned does not qualify to participate in a community employment (CE)scheme as he is not in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment for at least 12 months and does therefore not meet the relevant qualifying criteria. I am advised that my Department has no record of receiving an application for a jobseeker's allowance payment from the person concerned following the ending of his claim to jobseeker's benefit.
Regrettably the person concerned does not meet the conditions for participation in a CE scheme at present.
I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.