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  1. hi, well i don't have any savings and jsa's my only income. I did the legal aid test on there and it says am eligible for legal aid? So i've got no idea, as the current solicitor am dealing withs saying am not entitled to it :s
  2. Sorry I thought i explained everything. The last time i worked was 2010 and i worked for the NHS for 2 years (2008-2010) and basically i was told my contract was terminated due to NHS cuts/recession, re-claimed jsa in march 2012. My family gave me money during this period and i now have moved back in with them..thats how i supported myself..The solicitor told me that if you don't get legal aid..you don't get support and i have to pay their fees..and they want £120 a hour how nystagmite would i go around claiming on low income? as my incomes only JSA right now which is £52 a week i believe (am 23)
  3. Hi I haven't worked in around 1-2 years in March went back on JSA. Now I'm also trying to request that my child's mother puts me on the birth certificate and gives me a set period of visits (currently she takes csa money we agreed which x4 times the calculated amount from the site) and only lets me see my daughter whenever she wants which is sometimes 6 months..sometimes every 4 months.. I sat down with a solictor and i've given her £8000 in 6 months for childcare and i'm unemployed, (went into credit cards everything) and then 4 months ago she dumped my daughter on me and said she was going on holiday with her new bf..she only just took my daughter back and since hasn't got back in touch with me regarding any visits. I've let her had numerous chances to correspond now and am fed up of being used to be honest.. The problem I face is all solicitors are saying my jsa entitlement is 'contribution based' and ive now lost all access to my daughter (my childs mother has moved, changed number, won't respond) which has depressed me and made me broken heart. Even though I have no income alot of solicitors have told me I have no entitlement to legal aid on contribution based jsa. i'm confused to how when i only worked 2 years ago i'm still contribution based..what can I do? I'm so depressed, i feel the worst dad in the world
  4. No what happened what I lost the original appointment date change letter. But I knew i had the appointment later on just couldn't get through to them. And okay I'll do that but it's 100% definete i'm moving so don't know what i'll do as if i dont attend friday won't they cut off my benefit? just i could attend in nottingham just not where i live (notts is where am moving)
  5. yeah..so i have to sign on tuesday..then meant to have another appoint ment friday right..but im meant to move out of here on wednesday..what am i best doing to approach the situation and not lose any money as i wont be in the area friday? but dont want to lose my benefit?and i really need the next payment
  6. Yeah I did and they want additional money slatted..what am i meant to pay that with? well i havent recieved any payment and i got told it's a 2 week sanction :s but ive never been sanctioned before in my life..so whys it 2weeks..also how long do they normally ake to get back to you..does anyone have a direct number for jsa?
  7. yeah i get what your saying..i need to get the paperowrk together for her..and well my mobile network does, last time i rang jsa i got a hefty £90 bill for 20 minute call (waiting to get through can sometiems take ages)..also this is my first sanction..i just went into the jobcentre and she said i have to sanction you sorry because you missed an appointment and a child emergency isnt a good enough reason..but yeah i see what your all saying..also you said shes not on my 'jsa agreement' i actually put clearly and have seen in all yhe extra info in my jsa sheets which are printed in 'other' at the bottom it always says i have a child..like i said i've always bee 100% honest..would that not help the matter in anyway? as from the start of the claim i said this?
  8. sorry apologies no what happened was..when i started claiming jsa this year which was on the 31st march 2012..basically they gave me around 10 letters all which had appointments on for the future..and they had one on the 17th, but they said the advisor wouldnt be there that day so on the 26th that i'd have a sign on at 9am.. then the other appointment from the 17th at 1pm on the same day..i went to the 9am appointment but didnt go to the 1pm on the same day..I explaiend to them that i did try and contact them and i had got mixed up about the 1pm appointment but it was a genuine medical condition, and from day 1 of my original claim for jsa i clearly let them know i had a child. Anyway i was told after a phonecall to jsa i wouldn't be sanctioned for 2 weeks, as i had a payment due..no surprise i got sanctioned from that payment..so the last 3 weeks (as weve had a bank holiday and no signing on) ive had no money and had to budget my last jsa for myself and my daughter..and no i dont get any benefits for her as im not on the birth certificate..
  9. Hi, basically I came across this site as I decided to do an extensive search of the internet for answers. this is my sitution- basically im a single dad, with no support from my daughters mother. i'm 23 and live in the middle of nowhere very small town.the mother lives in a huge city miles away.. I was working for the NHS for 3 years and in March lost my job..so I had to sign on for jsa..basically when i first signed on the woman gave me around 30 sheets of paper with appointments in advance..a bit overwhelming..but anyway..to cut the story short.. i lost one of those pieces of paper..and it was for an appointment on june 26th..now i had another appointment on june 17th (which they changed)..now what happened was for some reason on june 26th i was meant to sign on then also later in the day go to an appointment at 1pm..i signed on on the 26th in the morning but no one made me aware of the 1pm appointment later in the date..and when i went home my daughter, who has a illness had some severe medical problems so i had to take her to hospital. I tried ringing my local jsa centre to inform them but the line was constantly busy and i only have a mobile (they are 0845) so the costs are unbearable. Anyway when i next showed up at the jsa centre, they had a massive go at me saying i was taking the ****, and so what if my daughter had a medical problem that wasn't their problem. I explaiend to them that i did try and contact them and i had got mixed up about the 1pm appointment but it was a genuine medical condition, and from day 1 of my original claim for jsa i clearly let them know i had a child. Anyway i was told after a phonecall to jsa i wouldn't be sanctioned for 2 weeks, as i had a payment due..no surprise i got sanctioned from that payment..so the last 3 weeks (as weve had a bank holiday and no signing on) ive had no money and had to budget my last jsa for myself and my daughter.. am set to sign on next week..but i never even got notification in letter form of how long my sanction is or why..or there reasons..i decided to ask jsa to appeal it and got a letter from the hospital, where they outlined that my daughter has a severe medical condition and if i hadn't bought her in it could have had severe reprecussions. As of yet i sent that off 3 weeks ago and i've had no reply I read on here i could go for a hardship loan..should i bother? or should i have acted earlier? the thing is im meant to sign on next week..and should get paid friday..but im moving back to my mothers yet ahve an appointment tuesday/wednesday..am i better to tell them im moving after i sign on or before?
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