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    • ambroze
    • By ambroze 20th Apr 17, 9:45 PM
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    Claiming JSA after resigning
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    • 20th Apr 17, 9:45 PM
    Claiming JSA after resigning 20th Apr 17 at 9:45 PM
    Im trying to give assurance to someone who quit his new job after 3 days due to not coping and hes refusing to sign on as hes never has before. His argument is that as he quit voluntarily he wont he granted them anyway. It was only a trial period. I googled his suggestion and it says 26 weeks delay if you quit without good reason. Does anyone have any experience?
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    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 20th Apr 17, 9:46 PM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 9:46 PM
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    That's the standard policy yes.

    What was he doing before this? Can he return to it or something like it?

    It's not set in stone however it's also not something anyone here can tell you. He'd need to make his case to the DWP.
    • keepcalmandstayoutofdebt
    • By keepcalmandstayoutofdebt 20th Apr 17, 10:33 PM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 10:33 PM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 10:33 PM
    Yes 4 weeks sanctioned back in 2013

    Appealed (pretty sure I brought up the whole 2 years less protection as part of it) and had it quashed.

    Less then a month after lift I was back in work.

    That was on a JSA only claim and the employer had a reputation with the job centre anyway so it probably helped as well.

    His only doing himself an injustice by leaving trying to sign on - it'll become harder to explain if he's really no other option right now.
    "If you are caught in a rainstorm, once you accept that you'll receive a soaking, the only thing left to do is enjoy the walk"
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