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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
so are you not able to claim the normal £62 per wk jobseekers
banned#2
Well my brother has been claiming benefits since he left school, he's now 25 but he has 2 kids so maybe it's time to get pregnant?

btw I hate scroungers but as long as you're looking for work and not turning any down you're cool with me.
#3
britonsarah
my hubby has never claimed benifits ever he was made redundant in feb he went to claim they said he can get contribution based jsa at £90ish a week thats for me and him he was told claim family credit for our 2 children we rang them they said we cant get anything as he has earned so much in the past so we living on £90 a week for a family of 4 the school dinneres is £17 a week then we have all bills and things on top of that were lucky to have a little bit away for a rainy day as the benifits system only seems to be there for those who have always claimed not for those who have worked hard and paid £1000s in taxes it makes me so annyoed and i hope hubby finds work very soon or i dont know what we will do, seems like you in a simlar boat to us very frustrating isnt it :(



This is a bit harsh, my understanding was that everyone... no matter who, was able to claim JSA Contribution based for 6 months. It doesn't matter how much you have in the bank or how much you have earned in the passed. If you have the NI credits then you get it. If I was you I would contact them again, I know of someone who was told they couldn't get it and they kept ringing to find out that the first person had made a mistake.... worth a try.
1 Like #4
This is the citizens advice Bureau (CAB) website maybe some help to you.

http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/
#5
Carley;4714048
Yes, but it stops after 6 months (currently 5 months in)


Just started claiming myself, redundancy at end Feb. My understanding is that after 6 months, the allowance stops - but you can put a claim in for income support. Which is means tested (it used to be anything above 8k in savings and you couldn't claim).

I think your stamp contribution is still covered either way. I could be wrong though.
suspended#6
wickedteen
so are you not able to claim the normal £62 per wk jobseekers


It's £62 a week for Jobseekers allowance?
wow i only recently got on that and i thought it was only like £47 a week or something
#7
See if this is any help

http://www.entitledto.co.uk/
#8
It makes me sick the people that don't work even though they can! I have a couple live near me The bloke has been of work for ten years with ill health but most days he is working in his garden in fact he is out in the pouring rain now:x

I hope it all goes well for you Lots of respect to you for the job hunting
#9
Carley
Yes, but it stops after 6 months (currently 5 months in)


There's Income Support. However you don't get this either if you have savings over £16,000.
#10
DarkKnight;4714078
It's £62 a week for Jobseekers allowance?
wow i only recently got on that and i thought it was only like £47 a week or something


Over 25 (ish) and it's 60.50 or something, under it's nearer to the figure you mentioned.

Beaten to it :)
#11
Carley
If you have savings over £16,000 you probably won't qualify.


Can't say how but know for a fact that it doesn't matter how much you have, for 6 months you get Contribution Based JSA. 100% certain on this. Mind oen thing to add if you ahve been Self Employed you won't qualify
suspended#12
Carley
Single people aged 16 - 24 is £47.95


oh, major bummers, i was just going to start planning what to do with my new found fortune
#13
Joze;4714102
Can't say how but know for a fact that it doesn't matter how much you have, for 6 months you get Contribution Based JSA. 100% certain on this.


It doesn't matter for the first 6 months at all - it's only after for income support.
#14
Carley
Won't this change in the new tax year?


thats what im hoping, they dont give you any details till the new tax year they tell us when we ring glad its nearly april
#15


This says you get it unless you have been self employed, which I've just edited onto my post. So if this is the case sorry but the system is completely unfair for those that have worked hard.
banned#16
Hi, Carley,

I really do sympathise with you.

I have been out of work a long time too, I hate asking my partner for money.

I have ended up in some debt, hope you get sorted soon.
banned#17
Carley
Hi Hun:
No need to sympathise really i am fine thanks, (I thought you got back into employment recently?) When you say partner are you married and how does he affect your benefits? Do you have kids and are you able to claim anything?


I did get a job but it didn't work out, I am waiting for another job to start.

We are not married and don't have any children.

I could only claim 6 month's like yourself last year.
banned#18
Carley
So after 6 months thats it? no more 'help'?

(good luck with the job)


Yes, unfortunately.

Rule's are rule's.

Take care.
#19
please try the local law society or welfare rights people for help..the c.a.b. are so innundated that the first 2 may be able to help you claim more money...good luck!
#20
The key with benefits is to apply for everything and see what happens. The whole system is set up to put stumbling blocks in your way and it's often the case that Jobcentre staff will indicate you are not entitled to something that you actually are.

Definately try the CAB, they are very helpful, but do get busy and you might need to make an appointment.

When I was diagnosed with a serious illness, I had to give up work for a while and I can honestly say that dealing with the benefits agencies was more stressful than feeling ill and having treatment. Stick at it, if you've paid taxes for years, it's only right you should be entitled to a little help when you need it.
#21
[url]www.entitledto.com[/url]
#22
You should be able to claim free school meals and possibly a uniform grant ( for year seven and year 2 I think it is ) Phone up your local council and ask, and also income support for you, your hubby and both children when your entitlement to JSA ends.

We've had some rough times over the years too, I'm self employed so my "wages" can go UP and DOWN and sometimes when times have been tight, I've resorted to selling my jewellery, electronic goods etc just so we can buy food.

Are you any good at crafts or similar things? You can make and sell on ebay to earn a small supplement. Tax credits are different to working family credits so dont confuse the two. Even while I'm working we get tax credits, can never get working family credits though as my hubby earns too much. Double check you havent got confused.

Hope it works out for you xxxx

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