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    • Scottish33
    • By Scottish33 17th May 19, 9:18 PM
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    JSA and Zero Hours Contracts
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    • 17th May 19, 9:18 PM
    JSA and Zero Hours Contracts 17th May 19 at 9:18 PM
    Hi ,

    I hope someone can advise, i am currently at college and work with a company on a zero hour contract, this suits me at the moment because i can pick up shifts on my days off college. However in 3 weeks i finish college and am wondering how my employment status will affect me claiming JSA. I have read a number of conflicting items online.

    I am currently a council tenant and know if i am eligable for JSA i will be eligable for housing benefit, these 2 benefits total more than what i earn weekly. So i would appreciate it if someone could clarify what i can work, if and what i can claim until i start University in Sept.


    Thanks for reading
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    • calcotti
    • By calcotti 17th May 19, 10:10 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 10:10 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 10:10 PM
    Income based JSA and housing benefit have both been replaced by Universal Credit. UC can be claimed while working but cannot generally be claimed by students. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/universal-credit/
    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/universal-credit-and-students
    Last edited by calcotti; 17-05-2019 at 10:13 PM.
    • WhenIam64
    • By WhenIam64 18th May 19, 4:35 AM
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    • 18th May 19, 4:35 AM
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    • 18th May 19, 4:35 AM
    @Calcotti has referred you to a site with information for England. If you are domiciled in Scotland, then here is a link to the situation north of the border. It's broadly the same but the link below will confirm eligibility.

    http://www.cpag.org.uk/sites/default/files/CPAG-scot-factsheet-UC%20student-May18.pdf
    Unlike some here, I am not omniscient. If I am wrong correct me. I won't take offence.
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