UC or JSA for my Daughter

Peppa537
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edited 25 January at 10:54AM in Benefits & tax credits
My daughter is 19yrs old and was let go from her job after 6 months last week. She was very upset as wasn't expecting this and had been working hard. Previously to this she only did an apprenticeship for a short while but was signed off with health issues in May 2022. (which she no longer has) and went onto Universal credit. Once she was ok to work again she found a job that she started in August 2023 and worked there for 6 months. She paid NI but as only for 6 months in total since she left college does this mean she applies for UC & not JSA? She isn't keen on doing this and has been applying for anything she can but my advice is to put in for this in the meantime in case it's needed.

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  • elsien
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    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
  • Newcad
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    edited 25 January at 4:07PM
    Peppa537 said:
    was signed off with health issues in May 2022. (....) and went onto Universal credit.

    Has that UC ended, maybe because of earnings? If so then exactly when did it end?
    You say she has been in the just finished job for 6 months, so exactly when any previous UC ended (if it did) could be important.
    If it's less than 6 months since her last UC payment then a re-application for UC is a quicker and easier process as the previous UC account can be "reopened" (sort of).
    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/universal-credit/claiming/reapply-for-universal-credit/



  • Peppa537
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    Thanks everyone, I found a turn2us benefits calculator and it is UC credit she applies for. She had her last, small UC payment, on the 24th August, she has been able to login to her previous UC claim account and amend her details adding the last day she worked. She's hoping she gets something soon anyway but some of the jobs she's applied for on Indeed show over 400 applicants! 
  • Newcad
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    You have to remember that in our strange new style benefits system many not working people have to show that they have applied for X-number of jobs each day/week or they'll get a sanction.
    So many job applications are from people who don't qualify for or even want the job.
    Companies who want to recruit have complained about all the extra work it now causes them having to sift through all those 'bogus' applications.
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