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    • AG47
    • By AG47 8th Aug 18, 1:57 PM
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    Couple with kids jsa?
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    • 8th Aug 18, 1:57 PM
    Couple with kids jsa? 8th Aug 18 at 1:57 PM
    If a couple with three kids who at the moment the husband is working. But he knows the company will soon be liquidated.

    He will have to claim jsa soon.

    The wife never worked for years, she is a housewife and full time mother.

    Do both husband and wife have to go and sign on together? Or just one of them?

    The youngest child is 4
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
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    • AG47
    • By AG47 8th Aug 18, 2:05 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 2:05 PM
    Can the husband make a joint claim and only he has to go and sign on every two weeks or whatever?
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 8th Aug 18, 2:55 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 2:55 PM
    They claim as a couple but because of the child only he signs on. However, claiming Income Related JSA won't be possible if their area is a full UC area, they need to check this first.


    Any capital/savings over £6,000 will affect any possible claim. £16,000 and over they won't be able to claim means tested benefits.
    • AG47
    • By AG47 8th Aug 18, 3:51 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 3:51 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 3:51 PM
    They claim as a couple but because of the child only he signs on. However, claiming Income Related JSA won't be possible if their area is a full UC area, they need to check this first.


    Any capital/savings over £6,000 will affect any possible claim. £16,000 and over they won't be able to claim means tested benefits.
    Originally posted by poppy12345
    Thanks Poopy

    Even with a four yr old, only the husband has to sign on?

    How can somebody check the area thing you talked about?

    I know I'm clueless about these things, but what's the difference between income related jsa and UC?

    Is UC better? It sounds less stigma just to say I'm on UC, because pretty uch everybody will be on UC in one way or another.

    Is it the same money at the end of the day?
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
    • AG47
    • By AG47 8th Aug 18, 4:00 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 4:00 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 4:00 PM
    They claim as a couple but because of the child only he signs on. However, claiming Income Related JSA won't be possible if their area is a full UC area, they need to check this first.


    Any capital/savings over £6,000 will affect any possible claim. £16,000 and over they won't be able to claim means tested benefits.
    Originally posted by poppy12345
    Just found out we are in the UC area.

    What does this mean in practice?

    Do we still have to go o the JC and apply for something the same as JSA used o be?




    16 May 2018
    Your postcode has been a Universal Credit full service area since 16 May 2018 and everyone is already asked to claim it if they make a new benefit claim.

    If you already claim benefits and some of your circumstances change your entitlements may change too. Check the 'What changes might trigger a move' section below for your options and the ‘Where to get help in your area’ section if you need further advice on what this means for you.

    If you already claim benefits and your circumstances don’t change then you won’t be asked to move over to Universal Credit until at least 2019.
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 8th Aug 18, 4:08 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 4:08 PM
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5847888

    Last time you posted you had 4 children, so you would not be able to claim UC.

    What happened to your IS and CA claims? Your self employment?
    Last edited by marliepanda; 08-08-2018 at 4:11 PM.
    • AG47
    • By AG47 8th Aug 18, 5:21 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 5:21 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 5:21 PM
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5847888

    Last time you posted you had 4 children, so you would not be able to claim UC.

    What happened to your IS and CA claims? Your self employment?
    Originally posted by marliepanda
    Why would somebody with 4 kids not be able to claim uc?
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
    • calleyw
    • By calleyw 8th Aug 18, 7:19 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 7:19 PM
    Why would somebody with 4 kids not be able to claim uc?
    Originally posted by AG47

    I just googled universal credit and 4 child and got this


    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/universal-credit-and-families-with-more-than-2-children-information-for-claimants


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    • calcotti
    • By calcotti 8th Aug 18, 7:39 PM
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    Why would somebody with 4 kids not be able to claim uc?
    Originally posted by AG47
    Because the rules say you can’t. You should be looking at Child Tax Credits and Jobseekers Alowance - both claimed as a couple but only have to make the JSA claim and ‘sign on’. You should also look at HOusing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction.
    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 8th Aug 18, 7:41 PM
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    Because the rules say you can’t. You should be looking at Child Tax Credits and Jobseekers Alowance - both claimed as a couple but only have to make the JSA claim and ‘sign on’. You should also look at HOusing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction.
    Originally posted by calcotti
    OP owns their own house

    Or if you look at another thread they’re already on HB...
    • NCC-1701
    • By NCC-1701 8th Aug 18, 7:43 PM
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    OP is a bit of a fantasist.
    • Alice Holt
    • By Alice Holt 8th Aug 18, 8:59 PM
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    OP is a bit of a fantasist.
    Originally posted by NCC-1701
    An opinion shared, see post @ 10, on this thread in which AG47 advanced the cunning plan of committing to a personal lease on a car and then hiring it out to the public for profit via the internet.
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5828374
    Alice Holt Forest situated some 4 miles south of Farnham forms the most northerly gateway to the South Downs National Park.
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