To qualify for JSA you need to be unemployed for 4 out of 7 days in a week. It is perfectly fine to work 3 days and claim welfare, but only if your earnings from 3 days work are below a certain level.Why? Surely everyone should be expected to contribute something even if only for a short period of time before getting back on track.
From my observations, if people were compelled to work to some degree,I think the short and long term numbers on the dole would fall dramatically. I see lots of people claiming dole who also do a few days work on the side. The occasional 1 or 2 gets caught, receives a warning and signs off.
A tough stance on the dole would clear the air