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    • cook0891
    • By cook0891 8th Mar 17, 1:37 PM
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    Jury Service
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    • 8th Mar 17, 1:37 PM
    Jury Service 8th Mar 17 at 1:37 PM
    Hi,


    Hopefully this is the right place and someone can help.


    My wife has been selected for jury service. She works 2 x part time jobs and have both said they won't pay her whilst on jury service so will need to claim loss of earnings.


    Does anyone know how quick they pay you back? I am just worried as she is down for 2 weeks w/c 20/3/17 and if doesn't get paid from jobs on usual pay day of 31/3/17 will leave us short as bills go out first few days of April and then won't get money back from court for few weeks? Can you ask to be paid earlier?


    Thanks
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    • London50
    • By London50 8th Mar 17, 2:16 PM
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    From the FAQ on Gov UK website

    You’ll usually be paid 7 to 10 working days after submitting your claim form.


    Link to website

    https://www.gov.uk/jury-service/overview
    • cook0891
    • By cook0891 8th Mar 17, 7:48 PM
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    • 8th Mar 17, 7:48 PM
    From the FAQ on Gov UK website

    You’ll usually be paid 7 to 10 working days after submitting your claim form.


    Link to website

    https://www.gov.uk/jury-service/overview
    Originally posted by London50
    Thanks. Just a pain how fell meaning won't get monies back till approx middle April and all bills etc come out start of April
    • London50
    • By London50 8th Mar 17, 7:58 PM
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    Thanks. Just a pain how fell meaning won't get monies back till approx middle April and all bills etc come out start of April
    Originally posted by cook0891
    Just the luck of the draw i'm afraid, I hope you both manage to sort out over the short term {family/friends perhaps?}plus although it states 2 weeks/10 days it COULD be shorter or longer depending on if/when the call to service on a trial is made.
    I have done service in the past, first time arrived on the Monday was released on the Thursday. Next time was 3 weeks so no telling just how many days.
    • cook0891
    • By cook0891 8th Mar 17, 10:08 PM
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    • 8th Mar 17, 10:08 PM
    Just the luck of the draw i'm afraid, I hope you both manage to sort out over the short term {family/friends perhaps?}plus although it states 2 weeks/10 days it COULD be shorter or longer depending on if/when the call to service on a trial is made.
    I have done service in the past, first time arrived on the Monday was released on the Thursday. Next time was 3 weeks so no telling just how many days.
    Originally posted by London50
    Yeah appreciate that. Just hassle with everything not just money but sorting kids out etc. Oh well rather be doing jury service than being on other side.
    • General Grant
    • By General Grant 8th Mar 17, 10:16 PM
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    Yeah appreciate that. Just hassle with everything not just money but sorting kids out etc. Oh well rather be doing jury service than being on other side.
    Originally posted by cook0891
    If you are budgeting so tightly, have you looked at what would actually be paid by the Court?
    • cook0891
    • By cook0891 9th Mar 17, 8:29 AM
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    If you are budgeting so tightly, have you looked at what would actually be paid by the Court?
    Originally posted by General Grant


    Sorry not sure what you mean by 'what would actually be paid by the court' expenses I can cope with like travel and food but both her part time jobs are stopping her approx. half her salary which would cover the mortgage. We won't get loss of earnings back till 10 days after case has finished which would be roughly middle of April which would leave me short as don't have a lot of disposable income.
    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 9th Mar 17, 9:40 AM
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    Contact the court and explain the problem. They may be able to arrange earlier payment or possibly change when your partner does jury service.
    If her income covers the mortgage payment try contacting the mortgage provider to explain why the payment may be late.

    • Kynthia
    • By Kynthia 9th Mar 17, 10:57 AM
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    Contact the court and explain the problem. They may be able to arrange earlier payment or possibly change when your partner does jury service.
    If her income covers the mortgage payment try contacting the mortgage provider to explain why the payment may be late.
    Originally posted by Norman Castle
    If you pay the mortgage late, even with their agreement, it could go down on your credit report and affect future lending. So be careful and check that before agreeing anything.
    Don't listen to me, I'm no expert!
    • anamenottaken
    • By anamenottaken 9th Mar 17, 12:37 PM
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    Sorry not sure what you mean by 'what would actually be paid by the court' expenses I can cope with like travel and food but both her part time jobs are stopping her approx. half her salary which would cover the mortgage. We won't get loss of earnings back till 10 days after case has finished which would be roughly middle of April which would leave me short as don't have a lot of disposable income.
    Originally posted by cook0891
    I think the question was probably about whether the actual loss would be less than the £64.95 maximum daily amount and therefore paid in full.
    • cook0891
    • By cook0891 9th Mar 17, 1:53 PM
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    Thanks for the replies.


    I don't think would contact the mortgage or courts, will just ask my Mum for a short loan for few weeks. But do appreciate the suggestions.
    • WestonDave
    • By WestonDave 9th Mar 17, 2:00 PM
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    From recent experience - expenses submitted at the court before I left on the last day (Friday) - money arrived in the account on the Tuesday 11 days later - so 7 working days if you don't count the day the form was put on their desk late afternoon.


    (Take a book, and be prepared for a lot of waiting about and changes of what is happening - it is also worth checking with her employers whether if she gets released in time for work on a day within her two week period she can come into work and get paid for that. Its not uncommon for them to run out of cases and send jurors home for a few days - I was told on the Wednesday of the first week not to come back until the following Tuesday so had three days back in work.)
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    • cook0891
    • By cook0891 9th Mar 17, 2:39 PM
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    From recent experience - expenses submitted at the court before I left on the last day (Friday) - money arrived in the account on the Tuesday 11 days later - so 7 working days if you don't count the day the form was put on their desk late afternoon.


    (Take a book, and be prepared for a lot of waiting about and changes of what is happening - it is also worth checking with her employers whether if she gets released in time for work on a day within her two week period she can come into work and get paid for that. Its not uncommon for them to run out of cases and send jurors home for a few days - I was told on the Wednesday of the first week not to come back until the following Tuesday so had three days back in work.)
    Originally posted by WestonDave


    Thanks, will pass on the information. I imagine she would struggle to get back to work on same day as by time got train and bus back be 2 hours or more.


    One of her part time jobs finishes at 3.30pm so no point for that one.


    Though I know you are saying more for days at a time.
    • takman
    • By takman 9th Mar 17, 4:58 PM
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    Hi,


    Hopefully this is the right place and someone can help.


    My wife has been selected for jury service. She works 2 x part time jobs and have both said they won't pay her whilst on jury service so will need to claim loss of earnings.


    Does anyone know how quick they pay you back? I am just worried as she is down for 2 weeks w/c 20/3/17 and if doesn't get paid from jobs on usual pay day of 31/3/17 will leave us short as bills go out first few days of April and then won't get money back from court for few weeks? Can you ask to be paid earlier?


    Thanks
    Originally posted by cook0891

    This is a good warning sign that you need to build up an emergency fund (which should be around 3 months outgoings). Without an emergency fund you are only 1 payday away from financial disaster!.


    So use this situation as a reason to start budgeting and building up an emergency fund.
    • ringo_24601
    • By ringo_24601 9th Mar 17, 5:04 PM
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    If her employers won't give her time off work, you can ask for the jury duty to be delayed - https://www.gov.uk/jury-service/delaying-or-being-excused-from-jury-service
    • cook0891
    • By cook0891 9th Mar 17, 8:35 PM
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    If her employers won't give her time off work, you can ask for the jury duty to be delayed - https://www.gov.uk/jury-service/delaying-or-being-excused-from-jury-service
    Originally posted by ringo_24601
    Its not a case of not letting her attend, they are saying won't pay wages, have to claim it back via courts
    • ringo_24601
    • By ringo_24601 10th Mar 17, 2:20 PM
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    Its not a case of not letting her attend, they are saying won't pay wages, have to claim it back via courts
    Originally posted by cook0891
    If she does it at a later date, it might be easier for you, right?

    So get them to write a letter
    • *~Zephyr~*
    • By *~Zephyr~* 10th Mar 17, 2:25 PM
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    Its not a case of not letting her attend, they are saying won't pay wages, have to claim it back via courts
    Originally posted by cook0891
    Do bear in mind that what you can claim back from the courts might be considerably less than what she is usually paid.

    They don't match what your employer pays you and they will only pay half a day if they release her at lunchtime - even if she is unable to go back to work in the afternoon.
    • cook0891
    • By cook0891 11th Mar 17, 12:02 PM
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    Thanks for all the replies. Her main part time job have now said will pay her as normal at the end of March and then take off deductions at end of April so we will be fine as will just put what she gets from court middle of April in different account and then move over when gets paid end of April.

    I do appreciate all replies and advice!!! Be glad when over!!!
    • cook0891
    • By cook0891 13th Mar 17, 4:32 PM
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    From recent experience - expenses submitted at the court before I left on the last day (Friday) - money arrived in the account on the Tuesday 11 days later - so 7 working days if you don't count the day the form was put on their desk late afternoon.


    (Take a book, and be prepared for a lot of waiting about and changes of what is happening - it is also worth checking with her employers whether if she gets released in time for work on a day within her two week period she can come into work and get paid for that. Its not uncommon for them to run out of cases and send jurors home for a few days - I was told on the Wednesday of the first week not to come back until the following Tuesday so had three days back in work.)
    Originally posted by WestonDave


    Hi, just following up on this. The lunch allowance, do you need to provide receipts or do you just get given the amount at the end of the service for how many days qualified? I would of thought need to provide receipts but someone mentioned the other day when they did it they just got paid a lump sum for lunch allowance?!
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