There are two types of unemployment benefits; Depending on contributions and income. When an applicant has paid enough social security contributions in the two tax years prior to the benefit year in which the entitlement is granted, he or she may apply for assistance from job seekers based on contributions. It can be paid for up to 182 days (26 weeks), after which you can be deferred to another applicable benefit. According to Patrick Wintour in the Guardian, the employees of the Employment Centre were threatened, disciplined and supplied with targets because they felt that too few complainants would be punished. Statistics on the proportion of applicants sanctioned in each employment centre and those with a relatively small proportion of sanctioned applicants may be questionable. In the employment centres, there was a “climate of fear” where employees are under pressure to punish innocent people for achieving goals.  Sanctions prejudice the children of sanctioned complainants. Sanctioned complainants and their families sometimes need food banks to have food.   The government has been asked to verify the impact of sanctions, particularly on people with psychiatric problems and disabilities.  People with learning disabilities often have difficulty understanding what they are being asked to do. James Bolton of Mencap stated that in 1995, a law was passed by the House of Commons called the JobSeekers Act 1995.
  The 1995 Act introduced the concept of job search to describe a new benefit. The 1996 Jobseekers` Scheme (S1 1996/207) was established within six months of the act coming into force, with the change in the income allowance for job seekers taking place on October 7, 1996.  On September 11, 1996, jobseeker`s Allowance` Allowance And Miscellaneous Amendments were created five days later and came into force on October 7.   Your work coach may ask you to look for a job or be available for work. It depends on what you agreed in your job seeker`s agreement. The Jobcenter Plus will ensure that all applicants actively seek employment in order to continue to receive unemployment benefits.