Patricia Pearl - Small Claims Procedure - A Practical Guide


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    Default JSA Payments Christmas

    hi

    I went to sign on today at the JC and was told I may or may not receive my money before Christmas. Usually I'd receive my cash on the Friday from signing on the Tuesday (today) I got given a letter explaining that between 18th and 31st December payments that fall between then may or may not be put through. I have nothing in my bank at the moment and am relying on my JSA for Christmas, I have presents to still get. This uncertainty has worried me and I don't know what to do! if I dont get my payment I have to wait till 3rd Jan!!! in between then I have to see my advisor on NYE! but this apparently isnt a sign on (usually when I see my advisor he signs me on as well all in one go) so what are my options? surely they wont leave people high and dry this Christmas?. Ive heard loans from the JC are zilch as they have done away with them. Im pretty naffed off!

    Can anyone offer me some advice or is there anyone else who is in the same boat and maybe know more than me?


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    Default Re: JSA Payments Christmas

    Can you post up the letter that says you "may or may not be paid".

    If you signed on today, you should be paid on Friday as normal. Payments due on one of the bank holidays (25th, 26th December, 1st Jan and 2nd Jan in Scotland only) should be advanced to the last working day prior to the holidayicon.

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    Default Re: JSA Payments Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by antone View Post
    Can you post up the letter that says you "may or may not be paid".

    If you signed on today, you should be paid on Friday as normal. Payments due on one of the bank holidays (25th, 26th December, 1st Jan and 2nd Jan in Scotland only) should be advanced to the last working day prior to the holidayicon.
    I have no way of uploading it at present but just going over it with my Dad still doesnt make it any clearer, I either get paid before Xmas or on the 3rd Jan. Here is what is written on the letter word for word.

    "Over the holiday period you may get your payments earlier than normal. You must still attend the Jobcentre at your normal time on the dates shown below

    Tues 14th Jan 2014

    You must also attend any advisory interview which we have arranged for you. We will have told you separately if we have arranged an advisory interview for you.

    PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS OVER THE HOLIDAY PERIOD

    If you are entitled to JSA you can expect to receive payment on:

    Fri 3rd Jan 2014 (the date you can expect to receive payment) - This payment is for the dates from 18th Dec - 31st Dec

    Although we may send your payments early, we will not treat them as overdue until three working days after your normal attendance day.

    To avoid any confusion please keep a note of payments you receive during the holiday period and the dates they are for"


    So in one breath it says I may receive payments early or on 3rd Jan, what Im wondering is have any other users here had their payments early or been told for definate they are? Im just a bit panicky here because the JC are pretty much deciding whether I have a Christmas or not!.


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    Default Re: JSA Payments Christmas

    Right, so it's not saying that you "may or may not" get your payments. You'll get them.

    With regard to Xmas, you'll get your money on Friday this week as normal. You're also excused (it seems) from your normal signing day on 31st December, but should receive a payment on 3rd of January as if you had signed on. You start signing on again on 14th January. If you have any other appointments other than your regular signing on during the holidayicon period, you must attend them.

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    Default Re: JSA Payments Christmas

    I'm sure Antone will be back when he sees this, but I think he will agree that you have nothing to fear.

    You should receive your payment on Friday, and your next payment on 3rd January.

    The holidayicon period doesn't actually start till next week, and the letter you quoted refers to the Holiday period only.

    Hope that helps.

    Edit: Too late as per!


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    Default Re: JSA Payments Christmas

    If OP signed on today 17/12/2013

    Your due to be paid this Friday 20/12/2013 surely your next payment will be on Friday 03/01/2014 as Minibits posted.

    Xmas and New year payments 2013/2014

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    Default Re: JSA Payments Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Minibits View Post
    I'm sure Antone will be back when he sees this, but I think he will agree that you have nothing to fear.

    You should receive your payment on Friday, and your next payment on 3rd January.

    The holidayicon period doesn't actually start till next week, and the letter you quoted refers to the Holiday period only.

    Hope that helps.

    Edit: Too late as per!
    Great minds think alike and all that. I agree with you. And 45002 has indeed posted some useful information regarding holiday season payments as per the link in post #6.

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    Default Re: JSA Payments Christmas

    Thanks for the breakdown of the letter, I get confused sometimes and panic. Looks a lot simpler on how you have all explained it, I guess it was just babble from the JC that threw me. Thanks for your time in helping


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    Default Re: JSA Payments Christmas

    Are jobcentres still signing people on on 31st Dec? Or is that a holidayicon? :/


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    Default Re: JSA Payments Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Alfie29 View Post
    Are jobcentres still signing people on on 31st Dec? Or is that a holidayicon? :/
    As per the OP's letter, it would seem that most are not and that people due to sign between Xmas and New Year will be excused. Check with your own Jobcentre, though, as different offices may have different rules.

    31st December will not be a holiday for the staff, but in a lot of cases they won't expect claimants to show up and sign on that day.

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    Default Re: JSA Payments Christmas

    my next signing would have been the thursday 26th but that is boxing day, does this mean i'll get payed the following tuesday as normal or will it go in earlier? :/


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    Default Re: JSA Payments Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by joeski View Post
    my next signing would have been the thursday 26th but that is boxing day, does this mean i'll get payed the following tuesday as normal or will it go in earlier? :/
    You should be paid on 31st December as normal.

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    Default Re: JSA Payments Christmas

    Thanks Antone. I get more help and advice here then I do at the JOKEcentre!


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    When I checked Christmas payments online, it stated;

    That any benefits due on 24/25/26 December payment will be made on 23rd December 2013

    *27/30 December (*Northern Ireland only) will be paid on 23rd December 2013

    1st January & *2nd January (*Scotland only) will be paid on 31st December 2013

    & then as normal from then onwards!

    Hope this helps.


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    Default Re: JSA Payments Christmas

    Ok after reading everyones comments I'm confused I signed on last week and was told by my advisor that I wouldn't have to sign christmas eve and that my payment for the 27th dec would be in my account on the 20th dec #confused #help


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    Default Re: JSA Payments Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by zoeK1187 View Post
    Ok after reading everyones comments I'm confused I signed on last week and was told by my advisor that I wouldn't have to sign christmas eve and that my payment for the 27th dec would be in my account on the 20th dec #confused #help
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoeK1187 View Post
    Ok after reading everyones comments I'm confused I signed on last week and was told by my advisor that I wouldn't have to sign christmas eve and that my payment for the 27th dec would be in my account on the 20th dec #confused #help

    That's the same sign on day as me, my advisor told me my payment would be in on the 27th as normal as the banks are open that day

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    Default Re: JSA Payments Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by antone View Post
    You should be paid on 31st December as normal.

    thank you


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    Default Re: JSA Payments Christmas

    Hi guys,

    I was wondering if any of u can help me and job centre dont know what they are doing. I was due to sign on Christmas day but they told me I dont need to sign on this day my payment will just be processed. Normally when I sign on the Wednesday the money is clear in my Barclaysicon account on the saturday. Will jc process my payment before 25th or will it clear after boxing day?


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    Default Re: JSA Payments Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by amandasonkosutcliffe View Post
    Hi guys,

    I was wondering if any of u can help me and job centre dont know what they are doing. I was due to sign on Christmas day but they told me I dont need to sign on this day my payment will just be processed. Normally when I sign on the Wednesday the money is clear in my Barclaysicon account on the saturday. Will jc process my payment before 25th or will it clear after boxing day?
    Hello there.

    I think your question has been answered on your own thread.

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