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The proposals are to fast track those aged 20 and over to the new Gateway if they have spent a large proportion of the previous two years in receipt of jobseeker's allowance. Those aged under 20 who have not had time to build up two years of benefit history will be fast tracked to the new Gateway on the basis of how much time they have previously spent not in education, employment or training or in receipt of jobseeker's allowance. Precise qualifying criteria for both age groups have yet to be determined. These arrangements will be mandatory.
Subject to capacity, Jobcentre Plus will also give voluntary early access to the new Gateway to other disadvantaged groups.