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    Leigh Albone
    Length of JSA claim and courses
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    • 10th Aug 08, 9:41 PM
    Length of JSA claim and courses 10th Aug 08 at 9:41 PM
    Hi

    I have been claiming JSa both contribution and income based fro over a year since being made redundant, a total period of 18 months

    NOrmally I would now be granted access to courses to retrain and help with job applications, new deal etc.

    However, 10 months ago a friend asked me to accompany them on a holiday abroad in order to help with her autistic son, the holiday and all expenses were paid by her, apart from having a free 2 weeks in the sun i gained nothing from this.

    However, i had to close my claim, and make a rapid reclaim which was processed and paid, i lost 2 weeks JSA and HB which I expected, and have no problem with.

    Job centre plus now treat me as though i have only been unemployed since teh date of my return so i am not entilted to courses etc. of course in reality i ahve been out of work much longer, despite applying fro mumerous jobs and not even getting to intervies stage.

    Is ther anything i cna do to force the issue to get the help i need to get back into work?

    Leigh
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