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    Just been made redundant - what can I claim?
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    • 25th Apr 08, 10:44 PM
    Just been made redundant - what can I claim? 25th Apr 08 at 10:44 PM
    Hello there,

    I am really hoping you can offer some valuable advise:

    My situation in brief:
    1. will be made redundant as of 30.04.08
    2. redundancy payment, plus outstanding hols, plus last months pay equal less that £6k
    3. no significant savings
    4. property owner, mortgage payments £809 per month
    5. currently supporting my partner (full-time mature student, he did not get a grant)
    6. I am German, so dont know the system that well
    7. never claimed any benefits before, apart from 25% Council Tax reduction due to my partner being a student
    8. I am actively looking for work, (alrady had 3 interviews, another 3 lined up for next week)
    9. Have paid NI for the past 6 years
    10. no children

    QUESTION: What can I claim until I get a new job?

    I know that I should be able to claim JSA. My question: will I be able to claim the couple allowance of ca. £94 or do you have to be a married couple (we are in a long term relationship)?
    Also, will I be able to reclaim council tax for a months or so, really hope I will not be out of work any longer?
    How about my mortgage payments, will I be able to get any help with that?

    Is there anything else, I need to know or do?

    Thank you very much for your help!
    March 2011 - £5000 saved/ now £4000
    March 2011 - CC paid off
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