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Newstyle JSA..should I claim?
in Benefits & Tax Credits
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Hello, I’m looking for your advice/opinion on my situation..I am 62, single, used to work part-time but was furloughed March 2020, and I resigned in August, when furlough ended, as I wanted to look after my elderly mum, and protect her from Covid.. I receive a small private pension, and Mum helped me financially, from August..I moved in with her,for the last few months of her life, sadly, she died in March this year.. I am devastated, but trying to get my life back on track. I think I will be able to work again in the next few months, but I really dont want to work 40 hrs a week..Ive done the entitledto Benefit Checker, and I should receive £35 weekly, newstyle JSA. For 6months (if I dont find a job)..I wont get Universal Credit, after that, as I have savings over the limit.. .So if I apply for JSA, do I have to commit to 40 hrs a week employment?
To be honest, I am still very low, and dont feel able to do fulltime hours..but I dont want to be dishonest in my claim, I’d appreciate your thoughts.. thank you.