To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that reservists in Her Majesty's armed forces who draw the jobseeker's allowance immediately before being called up for full-time service will have that allowance automatically restored once the period of full-time service is complete. [HL4437]
Reservists who are returning to jobseeker's allowance, who have had a gap of less than 26 weeks between claims, can make a rapid reclaim to jobseeker's allowance. This means that the claim process is shortened and the return to benefit is simpler and quicker.
However, it is not possible automatically to restore a person's benefit as they may have had changes in their circumstances which may mean they are entitled to a different benefit or an increase in their entitlement.