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    • TeeJa
    • By TeeJa 14th Feb 18, 7:29 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 7:29 PM
    Access Courses And Benefits 14th Feb 18 at 7:29 PM
    Hi. I'm a single parent and I recently lost my job so have been on JSA. My adviser at the Job Centre is aware I have childcare issues (no family or friends living local to me and we are very rural) and said they won't be putting pressure on me to find a job until my son is 12yrs old (he's 9yrs old now).

    I'm not lazy and can't stand not doing anything so want to keep busy. I have applied to do an access course starting in September which will hopefully help me gain a better job at the end as I'll be more qualified.

    As it's a full time course I won't be entitled to JSA any more as obviously I won't be job seeking. Any idea what I would be able to claim as rent and bills still need paying? Am I just destined to be stuck on JSA for years to come with no prospects of improving myself?
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    • techra02
    • By techra02 14th Feb 18, 8:03 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 8:03 PM
    teeja


    I can empathise with your situation, but I am also surprised at how flexible your advisor is. the standard response is that it's called a job seekers allowance for a reason. maybe you could study part time as if you work below the 16 hours you would probably have to speak to the training provider.


    hope that helps a bit.
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