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HI There,


Was wondering if anyone could answer a couple of questions for me.


I Have been offered work as a Taxi Driver aslong as i get my license


I have been unemployed for 6 months + and have been advised about the ADF from the Jobcentre.


Popped in there today with regards to funds available to get my license, and the system was "Down".


Iwas wondering if the Jobcentre ADF would pay for my Medical Assesment which is necessary.


The Application fee and the CRB check.


I Have an appointment with the Dr tomorrow, but can't afford to pay the money up front unless i am sure that i will be able to claim it back from the Jobcentre.


Thanx for any answers/advice offered




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As the ADF is discretionary, nobody can provide you with a definitive answer as to whether this would be paid for.


I have some guidance on the ADF. Hopefully you will find this helpful.

1_Establish Entitlement v2.1.doc

2_Processing ADF_v1.9.doc

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Erika is correct in that ADF is discretionary.


In our area the budget has been cut drastically, there is now a limit of £100, and has to be authorised by the manager.


Erika's entitlement document is a very good guideline, but things are changing on a daily basis, for instance LEP no longer exists, and most Jobcentres now have a monthly budget for ADF

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In my area - at least as of the end of last year - it went to a maximum of £300. NorthernMonk, it's sad to see a cap at £100 as - in todays terms - that's not necessarily a significant enough sum to make a real difference.

Best wishes


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