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Jobseeker's Allowance

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Lt. Manlove, 27 Feb 2006.

  1. Lt. Manlove

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Oct 2003

    Posts: 2,121

    Location: Chester

    Am I entitled to this if I am in the selection process for joining the armed forces? Could do with some money to help pay for a few things and rather not get a very short term part-time job instead. I have been working straight for 30 months and I have been out of a job for 2 weeks.
     
  2. Tican

    Soldato

    Joined: 14 Apr 2003

    Posts: 5,707

    Location: Leicester

    You should be, umm, did you leave or get the sack, or made redundant etc as it all matters?
     
  3. Stringy

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Aug 2004

    Posts: 4,286

    Location: The moon

    People will disagree with it probably, but I have been getting JSA during my application procedure for the RAF, and although I am applying for jobs, it isn't my aim to actually get one. However I will if my application to the RAF fails (obviously). My last job was contract work, and the contract ran out, which is why I am entitled to receive the JSA.
    Whenever I've gone to the job centre they haven't even asked to see what jobs I've applied for (I could quite easily not bother) and we just briefly talk about the whole RAF thing, I sign the sheet of paper, and off I go.
    By the end of next month I'll know if my RAF dreams are fufilled :)
     
  4. Tican

    Soldato

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    Location: Leicester

    At the Job Centre I sign on with, you have to write down phone numbers and addresses of the jobs you apply at :/

    edit:

    Do random checks on people i believe
     
  5. Matblack

    Capodecina

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    That is very important

    MB
     
  6. Lt. Manlove

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Chester

    I got sacked, unfairly but there isn't much I can do about it.
     
  7. seaviewuk

    Mobster

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,312

    Location: Brighton

    You may come under this:

    Hardship provision

    You may be able to get a reduced amount of JSA under the hardship provision. You can do this if your JSA cannot be paid under the normal rules for any of the following reasons:

    you are not available for work
    you are not actively seeking work
    you do not have a Jobseeker's Agreement
    there is a doubt about whether any of these apply to you
    you unreasonably make yourself unemployed. For example, you leave your job voluntarily without good reason, you lose a job because of misconduct or you turn down a job offer
     
  8. Matblack

    Capodecina

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    Aye.

    I'd go and talk to the Job Centre, they apply different rules in different cases, you may have a valid claim but its only them that will be able to confirm it properly.

    MB
     
  9. Overload

    Hitman

    Joined: 14 Sep 2003

    Posts: 652

    Location: The City of Dis

    I was refused JSA because is had to much capital (investments and saving).
     
  10. Lt. Manlove

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Oct 2003

    Posts: 2,121

    Location: Chester

    Ok cheers for the advice. I need to pay for an eye-test and travel. (I get the money back on the eye-test but I genuinely have zero money after paying all my bills off)

    edit: And it was a member at the AFCO who suggested this.
     
  11. Tican

    Soldato

    Joined: 14 Apr 2003

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    Location: Leicester

    As soon as you are signing on, you get a letter, then you will get your eye test for nothing without paying anything up front, you may have to pay £20/£30 for the lenses as thats what my mum had to do [you do not get this back iirc], I havent had to have an eye test yet
     
  12. Mr Jack

    Capodecina

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    Assuming you were paying NI during those thirty months you should have no problem claiming.
     
  13. callmeBadger

    Gangster

    Joined: 30 Jan 2006

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    They will contact your previous employer and find out why you got sacked. If there is any blame on you which your former employer used to get rid of you, then it will be not available for the first 26 weeks you are registered as Seeking.

    Any form of Misconduct applies. Only ways to claim is meant to be if you find youself out of work with no money, through no fault of your own.
     
  14. Matblack

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  15. Lt. Manlove

    Wise Guy

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    I have heard (but cannot confirm) that if you are unemployed, you are entitled to a free eye-test, is this true?
     
  16. Matblack

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    Last edited: 27 Feb 2006
  17. Lt. Manlove

    Wise Guy

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    So what do I do? Go to spec savers and say I am unemployed and require an eye test and expect not to pay?
     
  18. Matblack

    Capodecina

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    Read the leaflet

    MB
     
  19. Lt. Manlove

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Chester

    Sorry for the ignorance, what leaflet?
     
  20. Matblack

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