Hi - I'm posting this on behalf of a friend:
He's just been made redundant from a 90K job in the UK.
He is Dutch but has a NI number.
He lived in the UK 1992-2010, but returned to Holland to work for 3 years in 2010.
He returned to the UK in February 2013 to work (the 90K job) and was made redundant last month.
He lives in the UK with his British partner and their 7 month old son - she has no NI number (yet) as she always lived and worked in the Netherlands.
He was told to apply for 'Contribution Based Jobseekers' but has been declined because he worked in the Netherlands during the period they assessed his legibility. Is this a correct evaluation - is there anything he can do as he's struggling to pay his rent whilst Jobseeking.
Can someone shed some light?!
Many thanks - Weetabix.