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  1. Not sure if this is the correct forum so apologies if not but I was wondering what others would do/if anything, with regard to a complaint I made recently about a JCP Advisor. I have been on JSA now for over a year but have been suffering from a vertigo condition (saga is in another thread!!) so I am limited as to what jobs I can apply for. Those that I have applied for and there are over 300 of them, I have been unsuccessful. I had a pretty good advisor to be honest who appreciated my limitations but suddenly out of the blue I was moved to another advisor who was as far as I know n
  2. Hi, I don't know if I'm posting this in the right place but I need help. My daughters boyfriend has just received an eviction notice, stating the eviction will take pkace a week on Thursday. I'm currently sketchy on the details but it's all due to problems with housing benefits etc. Hes had a nightmare of a couple f years, he was persuaded to take a 16 hour a week job because he was on DLA and could claim working tax credits, he also kept his housing benefit. He then lost his claim to DLA when he had to change to pip and so lost his working tax credits. He also lost his housi
  3. Took a job , I do not have the tech skills for, No time to learn on the job I am under pressure, the company is 2 guys and feel like I have let boss down, anyway if the guy lets me go after 10 days working on the grounds that I do not have the skills to do job will I still be able to claim job seekers ? Pretty worried so ideas much appreciated
  4. At Twickenham Job Centre, they have been paying benefits to my mother without my mother signing on. My mother's job seekers advisor explains that my mother does not need to sign on as "hardly anyone signs on anymore". I believe this is totally incorrect as a Job Seeker surely would have to sign an agreement in order to receive their benefits and must comply with the agreement in order to maintain their benefits. Otherwise a Job Seeker could receive their benefits and also obtain employment at the same time as they are not agreeing to any terms and conditions. Can anyone confirm whe
  5. I signed on this morning and my advicer gived me a leaflet about payments been sent early but don't understand when my payments will go in my bank and just wondering if anyone know from this: Expected Issue date Payment for Period Ending 15/03/2013 15/03/2013 27/03/2013 29/03/2013 12/04/2013 12/04/2013 I know the top one as I signed on today and it will go in my bank on the 20th (on wednesday) But when will the 27th go in? is it on the 29th it will go in my bank or the 3rd? I should signed on
  6. I have been in receipt of lobs seekers allowance in a couples claim with my Husband the amount we have been getting is £222.05 per week, due to my Husbands age he was not required to sign on as he is over pension credit age. On 5th April he reached state pension age and I informed the DWP on a change of circumstances form and attached a letter from the Pensions people to say he would get his pension from 8th April (paid in arrears on 14th April). I signed in as normal on 16th April and also informed them on my work seekers diary about the change of circumstances however the ne
  7. I hope they didn't park in Aldi's car park. Could be a risk of over staying! http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/thousands-queue-40-jobs-offer-german-discounter-aldi-043031416.html
  8. Hello all I would like some advice into how I can successfully contest a job seekers agreement. I went for my first interview and whilst the advisor went through the types of jobs and time restrictions ect, to which I agreed to. A print off was then given for me to sign. What had been added was I must spend 6 hours a day job seeking and write to ten employers a week. I was never asked if I agreed to this. I have every intention of finding a job, i am concerned that it would be difficult for me to prove what constitutes as 6 hours worth of jobseeking, if at any point it is decided I
  9. I have recently returned from abroad where I lived for a year. Whilst away I rented out my property. Now the tenants have moved out and I have moved back in. Can I claim Job Seekers aLlowance and will I get any assistance with my mortgage?
  10. any one else having this problem ,i noticed last week i had around £50 extra in my account. but today when normally money goes in after signing on last thursday,theirs nothing in.my account they should be two weeks money £142?
  11. I have bitten the bullet and made a claim for job seekers allowance The problem i am going to have is that i am going to need surgery to my knee. The surgeon is stating a three month recovery period when i have the operation what happens to the JSA, do i go onto a new benefit or stay on JSA What hoops will they expect me to jump through thanks
  12. Hello all, hoping someone might know the answer to this question. Does anyone know how the applicable amount of jsa is calculated? For example a single persons allowance is £71, this is the amount the government says you need to live on if you are single. But what do they mean by "live on". How do they calculate this amount? i.e. how much would be for food, how much for fuel (gas, elec, heating) and other essential things that you would need to live on. Now by "live" I am assuming this doesnt mean an amount you would actually need to purchase things you would need to continue living?
  13. hello i have just been informed that i cannot receive job seekers allowance as my class 1 contributions are not up to date .I have been told to get an jsa3 income based form can anyone tell me about this
  14. Hello, I am about to apply for JSA, and would like advice about one aspect. Until Nov 24 2012, I was claiming Sickness benefit (ESA?) and decided to try and return to work. I didn`t apply for Job Seekers Allowance, I sold my car to fund looking for a job. As yet I have still to find employment, and so am in the process of applying. In the form, there is a question that asks if you wish to claim from a previous date, which I do. Before I submit this question, can someone please tell me what this might entail. If, in asking for a backpayment, it requires days/weeks of que
  15. Hi after 33 years of employment i now find myself out of work when the place i worked for got rid of 35 of us, In my trade (printing) there is about 0% chance of getting another job at my age (51). This is made worse by the fact i also suffered a heart attack last august Anyway went to job centre and signed on and i have to do 21 activities a week while my mate who worked with me only has to do 8, anyone know why the difference? As to job seekers diary am i right on thinking that if i look at 1 job site that counts as 1 activity so if i look at 2 different sites a day that will b
  16. Do we have a link to the actual terms and conditions a claimant is made to sign when claiming for a job seekers allowance government benefit. I am looking for the actual nuts and bolts regulations under government legislation Their seems to be a lot of Disinformation on the internet about this compulsion to give your CV etc and load onto the governments commercial partner monster worldwide, universal job match, and the legalities under the DPA 1998. That is being forced (or encouraged) to register as an example in contravention of your data protection rights. The above is just a
  17. Hey all I was wondering if I could get a little advice about JSA Basically I left school and went straight to uni, did well, then got a job straight after uni which was fantastic. I worked there for 2 and a half years none stop full time. But Due to some personal issues I had to leave my job about 2 months ago. I knew that I could claim JSA but I had to wait 6 weeks because I had left my job and not been sacked. So I did which there was no problem with, and I was also hoping to find a new job in that time anyways because I didnt want to claim JSA and I really didnt want to be out of work
  18. I claim job seekers (I have 2 children) I am eligible for the £250 grant (should i get a job) I have broken my toe (I consider myself still actively seeking work, and very mobile on crutches.) I am worried they will say i cant claim job seekers, is there anything i can say or do to prove this will not effect roles im seeking? 'IF' i am signed onto a temporary sick thingy for 6weeks apx (if drs need to pin it/cast it, as will be discussed in referral) Will this mean i cant claim £250 Grant (welcome back into work) unless ive been seeking work for however many months it is a
  19. Hi all, I was hoping for some advice. I've been on job seekers a few months now and I'm attending Open University. I've had a tumultuous few months and subsequently have been trying to get my life back on track. I do fine juggling university assignments and job hunting. However, recently I've moved house into another area and this office insists on seeing me every week and my adviser has sent onto a CV writing work shop which lasts two full days. I rung them up on the morning I was due to attend to speak to my adviser. Unfortunately, I didn't explain myself very well. I told her (and her
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