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    • apricity
    • By apricity 6th Aug 18, 10:59 AM
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    Recently got fired - I have a Job Seekers Allowance Question
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    • 6th Aug 18, 10:59 AM
    Recently got fired - I have a Job Seekers Allowance Question 6th Aug 18 at 10:59 AM
    I do apologies for this thread but I've been trying to get through to my local job seekers office for almost an hour now.

    I got fired from my job for nothing serious. It doesn't bother me, but I'm now actively looking for work and wondered what my options were , if i had any, with job seekers allowance.

    I would qualify for everything, including the fact that me & my fiance has less then 5,000 in savings apart from the fact that my fiance works 30-40 hrs a week.

    Would i still be eligible to JSA? or no because of this?
    SPC 2018 1.02
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    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 6th Aug 18, 11:04 AM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 11:04 AM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 11:04 AM
    I do apologies for this thread but I've been trying to get through to my local job seekers office for almost an hour now.

    I got fired from my job for nothing serious. It doesn't bother me, but I'm now actively looking for work and wondered what my options were , if i had any, with job seekers allowance.

    I would qualify for everything, including the fact that me & my fiance has less then 5,000 in savings apart from the fact that my fiance works 30-40 hrs a week.

    Would i still be eligible to JSA? or no because of this?
    Originally posted by apricity
    That will depend on the NI contributions in the previous 2 tax years, if you paid enough then yes you can claim JSA. If your area is a full Universal credit area then it will be new style contribution based JSA you'll need to claim. You won't be entitled to Income Related JSA because your partner works more than 24 hours per week.
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 6th Aug 18, 11:05 AM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 11:05 AM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 11:05 AM
    You can check your NI records here.
    https://www.gov.uk/check-national-insurance-record
    • apricity
    • By apricity 6th Aug 18, 11:09 AM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 11:09 AM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 11:09 AM
    The full universal credit isn't in my area
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    Wedding - 1,182.47 (47%) / 2,500
    • apricity
    • By apricity 6th Aug 18, 11:18 AM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 11:18 AM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 11:18 AM
    I have just checked my N.I , i have 3 full years of payment
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    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 6th Aug 18, 11:33 AM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 11:33 AM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 11:33 AM
    https://www.entitledto.co.uk/help/jobseekers-allowance
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 6th Aug 18, 11:46 AM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 11:46 AM
    It will also depend on the reasons why you were sacked and a sanction could be applied to JSA.
    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/work/leaving-a-job/dismissal/after-youve-been-dismissed/
    • DWPsnitch
    • By DWPsnitch 6th Aug 18, 11:53 AM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 11:53 AM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 11:53 AM
    I have been in your situation before although I had been paying NI considerably longer and the wife was out of work. I would encourage you, if, for no other reason than to protect your NI contributions towards your state pension, to visit you local job center and sign on. Its a horrible experience to loose your job and can sometimes be worse visiting the job center but its the best way to cover yourself and protect what little savings you might have. The benefit system is in place as a safety net for those that fall foul of the system and will help you back on your feet so long as there's jobs out there.
    • apricity
    • By apricity 6th Aug 18, 12:16 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 12:16 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 12:16 PM
    I was fired because I didn't meet my personal development targets which were honestly... so silly
    because I've done all my health and saftey & was able to look after the children with excellent care and was able to maintain postive relatiosnhips with parents. Wasn't anything wrong with my actual practice at all. (i worked as a nursery nurse for the 2-4 year olds)

    One of the girls said though that the manager will only hire who she gets on with socially and will push anyone out she doesn't like - if she likes you you are 100% safe. if she didn't (theres a few of us) and you're not. She made 3 people leave in the space of 3 months of her being manager.
    She always always treated me like dirt . Spoke to me god awful in front of other staff.

    I have an interview tomorrow and may have one next thursday

    I wouldn't sign on unless needed - Should i hold out until after tomorrow
    or still apply today?
    SPC 2018 1.02
    Wedding - 1,182.47 (47%) / 2,500
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 6th Aug 18, 12:43 PM
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    As you're not working now, you can start a claim yes, online is best. If your successful with either of the jobs you can cancel your claim. If you're not successful then just continue. They will tell you whether you'll be sanctioned or not. You won't be paid for the first 7 days of your claim.
    https://www.turn2us.org.uk/Benefit-guides/Jobseeker-s-Allowance/How-do-I-claim-Jobseeker-s-Allowance


    CB JSA is payable for 6 months.
    • apricity
    • By apricity 6th Aug 18, 4:15 PM
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    thank you for all your help!
    I mangaged to submit my claim and
    I have written down everything I have applied for in a note book to take with me when i do get an appointment.

    I'll be okay money wise up until the end of august then we'll struggle
    I won't have much left after Bills
    SPC 2018 1.02
    Wedding - 1,182.47 (47%) / 2,500
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