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    • slysy
    • By slysy 2nd Jan 18, 11:02 PM
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    JSA - Can't Claim if Have a Child?
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    • 2nd Jan 18, 11:02 PM
    JSA - Can't Claim if Have a Child? 2nd Jan 18 at 11:02 PM
    Noticed this: https://www.gov.uk/jobseekers-allowance/eligibility

    You may get Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) if the following apply:
    you’re 18 or over and don’t have a child
    What does it mean? Surely it's not saying that parents cannot claim JSA?
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    • PersianCatLady
    • By PersianCatLady 3rd Jan 18, 12:17 AM
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    • 3rd Jan 18, 12:17 AM
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    • 3rd Jan 18, 12:17 AM
    Noticed this: https://www.gov.uk/jobseekers-allowance/eligibility



    What does it mean? Surely it's not saying that parents cannot claim JSA?
    Originally posted by slysy
    You can meet any of those criteria separately so a 19 year old without a child may be able to claim JSA as can someone who is not in FT employment.

    I don't know why but it seemed strange when I first looked at it too.
    • Diamandis
    • By Diamandis 3rd Jan 18, 12:24 AM
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    • 3rd Jan 18, 12:24 AM
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    • 3rd Jan 18, 12:24 AM
    It's just really poorly written.
    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 3rd Jan 18, 12:11 PM
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    • 3rd Jan 18, 12:11 PM
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    • 3rd Jan 18, 12:11 PM
    It's just really poorly written.
    Originally posted by Diamandis
    Not just poorly written, utterly nonsensical and totally wrong. The wording states that anybody over 18 and with children can't claim JSA!
    • sulkisu
    • By sulkisu 5th Jan 18, 7:34 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 7:34 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 7:34 PM
    I clicked on the link and read the page - has it changed, because I can't see a line which suggests that you cannot claim JSA if you are over 18 and have a child ???
    • tboo
    • By tboo 5th Jan 18, 8:09 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 8:09 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 8:09 PM
    I clicked on the link and read the page - has it changed, because I can't see a line which suggests that you cannot claim JSA if you are over 18 and have a child ???
    Originally posted by sulkisu
    Yes it has changed, the first line said exactly what the OP has quoted.
    started on the No Clutter thread - 25/01/2018
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