1.1.V.67 Voluntary unemployment

Definition

Voluntary unemployment refers to a situation where a recipient has left any suitable employment (including part-time work) voluntarily.

Regardless of whether a person is claiming or currently in receipt of JSP, YA, PP or SpB, if the job seeker's resignation was not reasonable, they can be subject to payment cancellation and a 4-week non-payment period under the targeted compliance framework, or an unemployment non-payment period for CDP participants.

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

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.11.14.10 Types of failures & penalties, 3.11.13.50 Financial penalties, 3.11.15 Reasonable excuse

Last reviewed: 20 March 2020