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    • Anne1234
    • By Anne1234 17th May 17, 3:31 PM
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    Contribution based JSA
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    • 17th May 17, 3:31 PM
    Contribution based JSA 17th May 17 at 3:31 PM
    Hi everyone

    Just wondered if anyone knew; if you live in a full service universal credit area does that mean that you cannot claim contribution based Jobseeker's Allowance?
    I have googled but can't seem to find any information to confirm that it even exists anymore?
    I am certain I have enough contributions for the last 2 tax years proceeding the benefit year and want to avoid universal credit. I don't want to attempt to claim both benefits in case they automatically put me onto UC,
    Is it possible to put in a claim solely for cont based jsa and not UC?
    Thanks.
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    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 17th May 17, 4:15 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 4:15 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 4:15 PM
    Hi everyone

    Just wondered if anyone knew; if you live in a full service universal credit area does that mean that you cannot claim contribution based Jobseeker's Allowance?
    I have googled but can't seem to find any information to confirm that it even exists anymore?
    I am certain I have enough contributions for the last 2 tax years proceeding the benefit year and want to avoid universal credit. I don't want to attempt to claim both benefits in case they automatically put me onto UC,
    Is it possible to put in a claim solely for cont based jsa and not UC?
    Thanks.
    Originally posted by Anne1234
    Quite easy to find : https://www.gov.uk/jobseekers-allowance/what-type-you-get
    • Alice Holt
    • By Alice Holt 17th May 17, 7:18 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 7:18 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 7:18 PM
    Application details for "new style" JSA:
    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-style-jobseekers-allowance
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