Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@. Skimlinks & other affiliated links are turned on

    Job Seekers Allowance whilst Self Employed ??
    • #1
    • 27th Jan 09, 10:23 PM
    Job Seekers Allowance whilst Self Employed ?? 27th Jan 09 at 10:23 PM
    Firstly, I apologise if this is on the wrong board - for some reason I could not post on the benefits board :confused:

    Anyway, my hubby is self employed but he has had only 2 days work (bringing in 190) in 8 weeks and things are getting rather tight now financially. He is actively seeking work, ie. advertising etc but the phone isn't ringing and it seems to be same in general locally in the construction trade.

    We are not sure if he can claim job seekers allowance or any other benefit whilst he has no work - can anyone advise please ?

    Many thanks in advance to those who reply.
Page 1
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim's to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

1,376Posts Today

6,689Users online

Martin's Twitter
  • London marathoners, free meals once you finish (woo hoo) full list Pls RT to spread word

  • Bravo @JonnyMaitland Dead Sheep is great. Highly recommended for anyone bar finsbury park (or political nerds)

  • Going to see my mate @JonnyMaitland's play Dead Sheep, about the end of the thatcher regime, tonight

  • Follow Martin