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Hi All

Ive just found this fantastic site after months of very little information and worry

 

 

Ive been temp layed off from my job in construction since start of march from a company Ive been with for 27 years

As I didnt want any hastle from jobseekers to find another job, so I never claimed anything for first 14 weeks which I thought was the maxamum I could be Layed off

When I contacted my Company they said theres still no work available for me and things will contine as they have been

There has been 3 men that I know of who have wanted their redundacy but the company will only pay it if they write a letter asking for it so they dont have to pay the notice money

I would at this point just like to say that i dont want my redundacy,but it maybe forced on me by time or Jobseekers. At my age(55) permanent jobs are hard to find and I dont fancy moving from job to job for the next 10 years

I have now claimed contibution based JSA and fill the booklet in to keep them happy and on my second signing on appointment they have made me a appointment to attend a back to work session

 

Can anyone please tell me what will happen at this session

Will they try to make me do some sort of training scheme and will this affect my postion with the company I am employed by

 

Also I am due 10 days holiday pay if I claim this money do I have to inform Jobseekers and will it affect my £64 that I get

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My advice is to not claim the holiday otherwise YES you will have to declare it and they could stop your claim making it more hassle to reclaim after. These back to work courses are just some jobsworth giving you advice on jobhunting e.g. using local papers, the internet etc... CV writing and stuff nothing to get to worried about but DO attend as you can have your benefit stopped if you don't. Good Luck.


 

 

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Hi All

 

 

Also I am due 10 days holiday pay if I claim this money do I have to inform Jobseekers and will it affect my £64 that I get

 

I'm not 100% sure for JSA, but for ESA, which I used to process, payment in lieu of holidays was treated as capital, not income. In other words, it's looked at in the same way that they consider savings in the bank, stocks and shares etc. Since you're claiming JSA©, capital is not considered and won't affect your payments.


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Thanks Clint1974 & Antone

 

Thats made me feel a lot better

I will leave Holiday money alone

With the Postion I`m in (temp layed off) have you or anybody any Idea when they will start to turn the screw about me having not found a job

 

I think my company are playing a waiting game and hope I put in for redundacy which will save them a few thousand quid as they dont have a lot of work on

Also I have some savings in a ISA account would you have any advice on what to do with it there`s not that much in there but it has stopped me trying to claim anything else that I might be entited to

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Also I am due 10 days holiday pay if I claim this money do I have to inform Jobseekers and will it affect my £64 that I get

 

NO!!

If you are receiving contribution based JSA it does not matter what income or savings you have.

 

If you are receiving Income Based JSA you have to declare it, but not for contribution based JSA.

 

So yes you can claim the holiday money whilst on contribution based JSA without it affecting your benefit.

 

You might also want to ask why you are only getting £64 per week. If you are over 25 you should be getting £65.45 per week.

 

Also I have some savings in a ISA account would you have any advice on what to do with it there`s not that much in there but it has stopped me trying to claim anything else that I might be entited to

 

 

In regard to the ISA, if your post is seeking ways to try and hide this in order to claim benefit - that is fraud and you will get no advice on CAG in order to assist in this. For Contribution based JSA it will not matter but it will affect income based benefit if there is more than £6000 in savings.

 

For income based benefit any sum of savings below £6000 are disregarded. For savings between £6000 and £16000, your benefit will be reduced by £1 per week for every £250 you have between the two figures. If you have more than £16000, you will not be entitled to income based benefits.

 

Thave you or anybody any Idea when they will start to turn the screw about me having not found a job

 

You will have to seek work as per your JSAg. After 13 weeks on JSA if you have still not found work, your agreement will be reviewed and you will be expected to expand your jobsearch.


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ErikaPNP

 

Sorry about delay in answering your reply

 

Just to confirm

I am claiming contribution - based jobseekers allowance and I CAN claim my holiday pay from my company and dont have to inform them

The money would be very helpful right now but dont want to get myself into any kind of trouble

 

I have checked and I do get £65.45 per week.but thanks anyway

 

It was not my intension to ask about fraudulent activity, but i can see how it might have read that way the amount is less than £2000 so well below.

But what I ment was if I did ask about claiming something else would they say you have to spend that first

Its been over 35 years since I claimed anything so not sure how the system works

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Yes to the first question. Contributory based JSA is not affected by most types of income (it is affected by occupational pension though).

 

No to the second question. The savings are below the minimum threshold £6000 so they will not tell you that you have to live off of them before making a claim.

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My advice is based on my opinion, my experience and my education. I do not profess to be an expert in any given field. If requested, I will provide a link where possible to relevant legislation or guidance, so that advice provided can be confirmed and I do encourage others to follow those links for their own peace of mind. Sometimes my advice is not what people necesserily want to hear, but I will advise on facts as I know them - although it may not be what a person wants to hear it helps to know where you stand. Advice on the internet should never be a substitute for advice from your own legal professional with full knowledge of your individual case.

 

 

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