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    claire_80
    JSA & Working Part Time
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    • 26th May 10, 11:34 AM
    JSA & Working Part Time 26th May 10 at 11:34 AM
    I am currently in receipt of JSA, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit.

    I have just been having a look on the net for jobs and found something that interests me, it is only 15.5 hours per week though.

    If I were to go for this job would it affect the above? I have heard from some people that I would still receive all of my JSA as long as I work under 16 hours, is that right?? Seems a bit too good to be true!

    If someone could advise I'd be grateful, would be good just to get out and do something even if it's only for 15 hours!
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    • Indie Kid
    • By Indie Kid 26th May 10, 11:38 AM
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    • 26th May 10, 11:38 AM
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    • 26th May 10, 11:38 AM
    It depends on how much you get paid. The first £5 of JSA you can keep. After that, it's £ for £.
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    • 26th May 10, 11:42 AM
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    • 26th May 10, 11:42 AM
    The starting wage is £6.50 per hour...
    • Orville
    • By Orville 26th May 10, 12:43 PM
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    • 26th May 10, 12:43 PM
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    • 26th May 10, 12:43 PM
    It depends on how much you get paid. The first £5 of JSA you can keep. After that, it's £ for £.
    Originally posted by sh1305

    So if you get a job earning £100 a week you still get to keep £5 JSA..? If that is the case do you still have to sign on..? How does it work..?
    • Indie Kid
    • By Indie Kid 26th May 10, 1:05 PM
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    • 26th May 10, 1:05 PM
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    • 26th May 10, 1:05 PM
    So if you get a job earning £100 a week you still get to keep £5 JSA..? If that is the case do you still have to sign on..? How does it work..?
    Originally posted by Orville
    You wouldn't get JSA. The amount for a single person over 25 is £65 odd a week.
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