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    • sunshineintherain
    • By sunshineintherain 16th May 19, 3:30 PM
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    Travel expenses after JSA
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    • 16th May 19, 3:30 PM
    Travel expenses after JSA 16th May 19 at 3:30 PM
    Hi everyone,

    I have recently (about 2 and half) weeks ago started a new job, I signed off Job Seeker's Allowance straight off, easy enough to do over the phone. now I have just been asked by friend if I'm getting my travel expenses paid, to be honest I am struggling until I'm paid but apparently I am entitled to them after a little google but my questions are as follows:-

    1. Have I left it too long? 2 and a half weeks in.
    2. Do I have to phone up or can I just turn up at my job centre?
    I would've phoned today but I have no credit until it renews over the weekend.

    Any help would be appreciated.
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    • MarkN88
    • By MarkN88 16th May 19, 4:38 PM
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    • 16th May 19, 4:38 PM
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    • 16th May 19, 4:38 PM
    From experience it is usually your work coach at the job centre that would deal with expenses and not the contact centre staff over the phone.

    They will probably tell you there is nothing they can do now because you should of asked before you signed off JSA.

    There's no harm in asking, but you would need to do this in person, which might be problematic if you work the hours the job centre are open.
    • sunshineintherain
    • By sunshineintherain 16th May 19, 5:04 PM
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    • 16th May 19, 5:04 PM
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    • 16th May 19, 5:04 PM
    Thank you for that, I will pop in tomorrow morning before I start work and ask, they keep everything quiet don't they? I can only ask and if they say no then so be it.
    Lurked for ever so long.
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