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  1. Hi all, Does anyone here know the current rules on temp work while claiming JSA? I asked at the Jobcentre and they just said it must be below 16 hours per claim week, but they made no mention of how much I can earn. Is there a limit, or does this not get taken into account as long as it's below 16 hours? Thanks in advance for your help!
  2. I have recently came out of a year's employment, and made a claim for contribution based jobseekers allowance, since my partner is working. Unfortunately, i was disallowed this as i had not paid enough contributions, and my partner is not allowed any working tax credits as she earns £23000 per year. Is there any other help we may be entitled to, as at the time being we cannot afford to live, being £80 short on the monthly bills, before food shopping.
  3. Hi all, I'm facing a quandary. I'm currently registered as a postgraduate student, but I was recently bereaved and have decided to suspend my studies for a year. I'm self-funding so I would like to just give up my student status and claim jobseeker's allowance, and look for a job for this year to tide me over. However, if I do that I'm worried that as the only non-student in a house with three students, I would become liable (and not exempt) for the council tax bill for the whole property (this is certainly what would happen if I were employed and living with students). I'd like to assume that I would be exempt because I would be unemployed, but I have nightmare visions of my quarter of the council tax being exempt, but being liable for the remaining three quarters. (To give an idea about the property, each of the four of us pay £350 rent per month). I imagine that this amount of council tax would exceed my jobseeker's allowance and so I'd end up worse off than now if I started claiming. Can anyone help me on this? Many thanks
  4. Hello, I am soon to claim JSA (end of Aug 2010). I understand that my NI contributions for the tax years ending 2008 and 2009 will be used to determine whether or not I receive contribution or income based JSA. However, I did not make any NI contributions between April 2007 and November 2007 (I wasn't in employment or claiming JSA). So: From April 2007 to November 2007 I was making no NI contributions From November 2007 to February 2008 I was claiming income based JSA From February 2008 to September 2009 I was in full time employment From September 2009 to March 2010 I was claiming income based JSA From March 2010 to August 2010 I was in full time employment However, as I said, I understand that any contributions made after April 2009 aren't taken into account. So the question is again as I did not make any NI contributions between April 2007 and November 2007 will I still be able to claim contribution based JSA? It's just that I'm worried about any savings that I may have. I hope that all of this makes sense Thanks very much for anybody who can help me, it's -very- much appreciated.
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