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    Payment of Job Seekers Allowance
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    • 3rd Feb 09, 9:53 AM
    Payment of Job Seekers Allowance 3rd Feb 09 at 9:53 AM
    I've been trying to find out on the Job Centre and Direct website but I can't find the answer.

    I was made redundant suddenly on the 12th January and my claim for JSA started on the 16th January. I understand that the first three days don't count so I assume that I should start to receive JSA from the 19th? Should I have received any JSA by now? I received a letter saying that it will be paid fortnightly but I just wondered how long it takes to set up as there are no details in the letter saying when the first payment would be.

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