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post Jun 30 2017, 06:28 PM
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My daughter's finished uni and when she gets back from Thailand next week she intends to claim JSA but I'm thinking she won't be eligible as she inherited a substantial sum of money, six figure sum, three years ago. She doesn't want to live off that though as it's for a deposit for a house and we can't keep her!! Can't seem to find the answer online and it says there's NI based JSA and income based JSA so am even more confused. sad.gif Thought some of you may have claimed JSA after Uni. She's left her p/t job in Superdry as it's near uni so too far away to travel now. Would they say she left her job voluntarily then?

Any advice or info. welcome.


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post Jun 30 2017, 06:31 PM
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the first thing i would do if i needed the answer would go to my friend to her ask dad to ask a forum for someone to go on the JSA website and then feed back the answer down the chain

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post Jun 30 2017, 06:32 PM
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QUOTE(jjake @ Jun 30 2017, 07:31 PM) *
the first thing i would do if i needed the answer would go to my friend to her ask dad to ask a forum for someone to go on the JSA website and then feed back the answer down the chain

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I've looked but it doesn't seem to say if savings affect it.
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post Jun 30 2017, 06:40 PM
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i recommend she gives them a call if there's nothing on their website
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post Jun 30 2017, 06:47 PM
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Having dealt with benefits in a prior role, the answer is yes. I believe savings over £6000 will affect eligibility for JSA i.e. reduce the amount they give you, and savings over £16,000 remove your entitlement entirely afaik.
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post Jun 30 2017, 07:02 PM
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QUOTE(Emily Haines @ Jun 30 2017, 07:47 PM) *
Having dealt with benefits in a prior role, the answer is yes. I believe savings over £6000 will affect eligibility for JSA i.e. reduce the amount they give you, and savings over £16,000 remove your entitlement entirely afaik.



Okay thanks. Yeah those were the amounts when I was on the dole many years ago. She'll get nothing then. mad.gif She'll have to find a job quickly but that won't be easy as she's snobbish, won't ask in Maccy D's, Primark, KFC etc, seem to think they're beneath her cos she's worked in posh Superdry. rolleyes.gif A job's a job and money though.


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post Jun 30 2017, 07:04 PM
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QUOTE(common sense @ Jun 30 2017, 08:02 PM) *
Okay thanks. Yeah those were the amounts when I was on the dole many years ago. She'll get nothing then. mad.gif She'll have to find a job quickly but that won't be easy as she's snobbish, won't ask in Maccy D's, Primark, KFC etc, seem to think they're beneath her. rolleyes.gif A job's a job and money though.

If she's a snob get her to try supermarkets like Sainsbury's, Waitrose or M&S. Or she'll need to learn to get over herself.
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post Jun 30 2017, 07:06 PM
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QUOTE(Emily Haines @ Jun 30 2017, 08:04 PM) *
If she's a snob get her to try supermarkets like Sainsbury's, Waitrose or M&S. Or she'll need to learn to get over herself.


Oh she doesn't want to work in a supermarket either. rolleyes.gif She's too choosey. I'll have to talk to her seriously and explain that we can't keep her. No staying in bed until lunch-time either. Up at 8 and out job-hunting. I don't get any rise in my ESA for her or the wife as wife earns too much.


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post Jun 30 2017, 08:19 PM
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Are you surprised at her laid back approach to working given you've never worked?
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post Jul 1 2017, 02:12 PM
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One of my relatives is on Universal Credit and she says that the money doesn't go far. Best thing for your daughter is to focus more on getting a job and less on being on the dole.
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post Jul 2 2017, 03:55 PM
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QUOTE(Houdini @ Jul 1 2017, 03:12 PM) *
One of my relatives is on Universal Credit and she says that the money doesn't go far. Best thing for your daughter is to focus more on getting a job and less on being on the dole.



I know that's what I've told her. Even people with degrees aren't guaranteed jobs these days as many find out. She'd be lucky to even get in Primark or McDonalds.
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post Jul 2 2017, 03:56 PM
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QUOTE(Silas @ Jun 30 2017, 09:19 PM) *
Are you surprised at her laid back approach to working given you've never worked?



I worked 2 years from age 16 to 18 then was struck down with depression and have had it ever since I was 18. Wouldn't wish it on anyone. People think you're skiving if you can walk and aren't physically disabled. sad.gif
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post Jul 2 2017, 03:59 PM
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Well after nine posts I'm certainly not surprised either.
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Lotti teas.
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post Jul 2 2017, 03:59 PM
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Can some mod remove all those duplicate posts please. My pc is playing it up, doing it on other forums too.
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post Jul 2 2017, 04:07 PM
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Done tongue.gif
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post Jul 2 2017, 04:09 PM
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QUOTE(Jade @ Jul 2 2017, 05:07 PM) *
Done tongue.gif



Thanks.
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post Jul 3 2017, 05:25 PM
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What about local newspapers?
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post Jul 3 2017, 05:27 PM
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QUOTE(HarryEzra @ Jul 3 2017, 06:25 PM) *
What about local newspapers?



Yes, just added that too. Can't keep nagging her as she gets angry and starts throwing out about me not working!!!
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