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Re: How long till i get first payment on jobseekers allownce
hi-ya Dave0876 not sure if i can help but if i am incorrect im sure someone will get it right.
I recently made a claim for income support i had to go down to the job centre etc i was told it could take up to two weeks anyway i couldnt wait that long so i rang up for a crisis loan they call you back by 2pm if you call early, anyway they told my i couldnt get a crisis loan if you are entitled to a benefit but you can request an intrim payment, anyway cut along story short the troll on the "help" ha-ha desk wouldnt put me through to income support even though the guy on the crisis loan dept had sorted it for me so in the end(next day) i had to have a crisis loan, imagine the day after i get a giro from income support telling me they have sorted out my claim! I think if you apply for a crisis loan it helps to get your JA claim sorted quicker. sorry for waffling on mate hope it helps