Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • Josie2018
    • By Josie2018 6th Aug 18, 6:01 PM
    • 3Posts
    • 0Thanks
    Josie2018
    Voluntary Redundancy - When can you claim Job Seekers Allowance?
    • #1
    • 6th Aug 18, 6:01 PM
    Voluntary Redundancy - When can you claim Job Seekers Allowance? 6th Aug 18 at 6:01 PM
    As the title says really.


    Partner took Voluntary Redundancy?, he will get a bit of Redundancy pay (cross fingers and God willing), He is looking for work and applying but if he cant get anything soon when can he start to claim and is it Job Seekers Allowance?


    I'm so green about this stuff as is he. Thank you for your help.
Page 1
    • antrobus
    • By antrobus 6th Aug 18, 6:49 PM
    • 15,844 Posts
    • 22,572 Thanks
    antrobus
    • #2
    • 6th Aug 18, 6:49 PM
    • #2
    • 6th Aug 18, 6:49 PM
    As the title says really.


    Partner took Voluntary Redundancy?, he will get a bit of Redundancy pay (cross fingers and God willing), He is looking for work and applying but if he cant get anything soon when can he start to claim and is it Job Seekers Allowance?


    I'm so green about this stuff as is he. Thank you for your help.
    Originally posted by Josie2018
    The day after he leaves work.
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 6th Aug 18, 6:51 PM
    • 6,331 Posts
    • 6,865 Thanks
    p00hsticks
    • #3
    • 6th Aug 18, 6:51 PM
    • #3
    • 6th Aug 18, 6:51 PM
    On the day after his employment with the company that is making him redundant is terminated.

    If he has paid sufficient NI for years 2015-16 and 2016-17 he'll get contributions based JSA for six months (referred to as 'new-style' JSA if you are in a full Universal credit area), providing he signs on and is actively seeking work.

    If he hasn't got sufficient NI then he may qualify for either means-tested JSA or Universal credit depending on the area you living and the household income / savings
    • Josie2018
    • By Josie2018 6th Aug 18, 8:55 PM
    • 3 Posts
    • 0 Thanks
    Josie2018
    • #4
    • 6th Aug 18, 8:55 PM
    • #4
    • 6th Aug 18, 8:55 PM
    Thank you, I really appreciate your help
    • marlot
    • By marlot 7th Aug 18, 6:59 AM
    • 3,580 Posts
    • 2,700 Thanks
    marlot
    • #5
    • 7th Aug 18, 6:59 AM
    • #5
    • 7th Aug 18, 6:59 AM
    Don't delay in applying. When I was made redundant, I spent the first few days updating my CV etc - I thought that was the right priority. They didn't backdate the claim.
    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 7th Aug 18, 11:10 AM
    • 3,705 Posts
    • 3,509 Thanks
    Comms69
    • #6
    • 7th Aug 18, 11:10 AM
    • #6
    • 7th Aug 18, 11:10 AM
    As the title says really.


    Partner took Voluntary Redundancy?, he will get a bit of Redundancy pay (cross fingers and God willing), He is looking for work and applying but if he cant get anything soon when can he start to claim and is it Job Seekers Allowance?


    I'm so green about this stuff as is he. Thank you for your help.
    Originally posted by Josie2018
    Well if he took voluntary redundancy (not really redundancy but anyway), surely that was negotiated already?
    • SamDude
    • By SamDude 9th Aug 18, 1:50 PM
    • 215 Posts
    • 73 Thanks
    SamDude
    • #7
    • 9th Aug 18, 1:50 PM
    • #7
    • 9th Aug 18, 1:50 PM
    Don't delay in applying. When I was made redundant, I spent the first few days updating my CV etc - I thought that was the right priority. They didn't backdate the claim.
    Originally posted by marlot
    I didn't start my JSA claim for 4 weeks after being made redundant.
    When I did visit the Jobcentre, I was able to show the JSA adviser that I was busy applying for jobs and was attending 2 interviews a week for the delayed period.
    I explained that I was hoping that I would get a job very quickly, but started to lose hope after so many 2nd stage interview rejections.

    Fortunately my JSA claim was backdated successfully.
    Even more fortunately, I landed a new job the day after my claim started.

    But try and not delay as your circumstances may be treated differently...
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

2,510Posts Today

6,084Users online

Martin's Twitter
  • Ta ta... for now. This August, as I try and do every few yrs, I'm lucky enough to be taking a sabbatical. No work,? https://t.co/Xx4R3eLhFG

  • RT @lethalbrignull: @MartinSLewis I've been sitting here for a good while trying to decide my answer to this, feeling grateful for living i?

  • Early days but currently it's exactly 50 50 in liberality v democracy, with younger people more liberal, older more? https://t.co/YwJr4izuIj

  • Follow Martin