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Question about Job Seekers Allowance

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jp_bl_68, 5 Oct 2009.

  1. jp_bl_68


    Joined: 3 Jan 2009

    Posts: 8,040

    I signed on a couple of weeks ago and this morning I received my first giro. I've just found out that I've been accepted for a job that isn't due to start until mid-December. Under the terms of my JSA agreement I'm supposed to apply for a handful of jobs every week but as I'm only available to work for the next ~10 weeks it's difficult to find any work. Does anyone know what I'm supposed to do in this situation?
  2. MeatLoaf


    Joined: 1 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,269

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    Ring the jobcentre and ask them?
  3. uber soldat


    Joined: 19 Oct 2007

    Posts: 2,844

    Location: Delete *.*

    Continue applying for jobs anyway, it doesnt say you have to have a realistic hope of getting them or that you have to take one if offered to you if it is unsuitable.
  4. Cybermyk


    Joined: 31 May 2005

    Posts: 6,850

    Location: Peoples Republik of Teesside

    It's not unheard of that this sort of arrangement falls through. Keep applying and claiming until you start.