My wife has been refused contribution based job seekers allowance.. We can't get income based as my salary is far to high.
They say she hasn't made enough NI contributions between 2007-2008 to qualify.
I've been looking online and something called Lower Earnings Limit (LEL) is the main indicator..
Couple of places seem to think providing you've earn between £5200-5800 or above for the year in total, you should get it.. Well my wife definitely earned that and some beyond. Because she got a job straight out of University.
We are going to appeal the decision but i could use some facts, like how much she would of had to earnt total for the year (Before tax or any deductions) to be eligable for JSA.