1.1.V.67 Voluntary unemployment (NSA, YA (job seeker))

Definition

For the purposes of NSA and YA, voluntary unemployment refers to a situation where a recipient has left any suitable employment (including part-time work) voluntarily.

Voluntary unemployment refers both to recipients who are claiming payment and recipients who are currently in receipt of NSA or YA (other).

If the job seekers resignation was not reasonable, they can be subject to an unemployment non-payment period.

Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 42S Unemployment resulting from a voluntary act or misconduct

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.1.13.10 Types of Failures & Penalties, 3.1.13.90 Reasonable Excuse

Last reviewed: 7 November 2016