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JSA

Post by Dinks » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:31 am

Hello,i recently had a spell out of work,i claimed JSA for six months then it ended,im still without work when and if will i beable to start claiming it again anyone know...thank you.

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Re: JSA

Post by pushpinpussy » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:39 am

if you are English I'm not sure how it works but I saw a story on the news about an Albanian immigrant who came to this country destitute and ended up one of the richest men in the area, despite only being able to speak two words of English.

"Claim benefits".
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Re: JSA

Post by Dinks » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:54 am

pushpinpussy wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:39 am
if you are English I'm not sure how it works but I saw a story on the news about an Albanian immigrant who came to this country destitute and ended up one of the richest men in the area, despite only being able to speak two words of English.

"Claim benefits".
Ok thanks...will do.
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Re: JSA

Post by Long Time Lurker » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:23 am

I'm not sure how it works either. A quick search showed that a claimant who has made the required National Insurance payments can claim Contribution Based JSA for a period of six months, that will end after a period of six months.

Following that they can claim Income Based JSA for an indefinite period of time. The difference is that the former pays a fixed amount while the latter is dependent on your earnings and other factors.

However, JSA is being aggressively phased out, so you might be required to claim for Universal Credit instead. I think Universal Credit might have a 5 week waiting period, which is reprehensible if it does.

I saw a news story in which Politicians failed the people of their country repeatedly by denying them access to " survival payments " simply to make the employment figures seem more attractive.

The purpose of such figures being their propaganda usage as a means of influencing their chance of being elected or re-elected - despite having done next to nothing to actually increase the number of job opportunities.

Social critics have commented that these Politicians would rather shift the burden onto friends and family, charitable organisations like food banks or force people to turn to crime to put food on the table as an alternative to sitting in a corner and quietly starving ( which naturally leads to increased costs in terms of court procedures and jail provisions, not to mention escalating social unrest ).

Unemployment can happen to anyone. It definitely isn't a crime and it shouldn't be associated with a social stigma. For most people it is an unfortunate circumstance that any progressive country should do their best to address. That doesn't mean persecuting and putting measures in place to punish the unfortunate at every turn.

Giving people access to payments that will ensure a minimum standard of living is not only ethical it is economically prudent - because that money will flow back into the wider economy and support others.

O, reason not the need! Our basest beggars
Are in the poorest thing superfluous.
Allow not nature more than nature needs,
Man’s life’s as cheap as beast’s . . .

By all means deny people a luxury coat or a full retinue of servants, but any just society that actively strives to deny its people less than they need to fulfil the natural needs of sustaining life ( either at the outset or through sanctions ) is reducing their status to a lower one than beasts.
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Re: JSA

Post by Dinks » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:39 am

Thanks LTL.

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Re: JSA

Post by tim_noone » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:54 am

Dinks wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:39 am
Thanks LTL.
Get lucky keep knocking on the employees doors or the Agencies...the best scenario all round.
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Re: JSA

Post by Jakubclaret » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:57 am

tim_noone wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:54 am
Get lucky keep knocking on the employees doors or the Agencies...the best scenario all round.
You'll find something that way, it can be a good stepping stone with the right application, a well organised CV & references another string to the bow.

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Re: JSA

Post by Bertiebeehead » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:17 pm

Start breaking in to cars on match day, some people leave £1000s of pounds worth of stuff in them.
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Re: JSA

Post by tiger76 » Mon May 18, 2020 2:20 pm

More problems with universal credit,will this system ever function as intended?https://www.bbc.com/news/business-52675084

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Re: JSA

Post by Quickenthetempo » Mon May 18, 2020 4:15 pm

Dinks wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:31 am
Hello,i recently had a spell out of work,i claimed JSA for six months then it ended,im still without work when and if will i beable to start claiming it again anyone know...thank you.
If you're in the Burnley area it should be all Universal Credit by now. When you claim that you have access to the website and people you can contact in your journal.
If not apply for UC and claim and upfront payment that you pay off over a year or so.
UC is paid monthly.

JSA has risen to £92 a week from 72 due to the crisis and level with Statutory sick pay.

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Re: JSA

Post by MACCA » Mon May 18, 2020 4:25 pm

Say you cant return to work as it's too risky with all this covid19 about, but you still want paying a full wage!

Theyll be some people out there doing/expecting that.

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Re: JSA

Post by fanzone » Mon May 18, 2020 4:26 pm

If the poor chap hasn't found work in the previous 6 months he's close to fak all chance now.
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Re: JSA

Post by Andreshotboots » Tue May 19, 2020 3:30 pm

I work in housing and if you are on UC which i suspect you will be you need to claim immediately. Unlike some old legacy benefits, they do not back pay so the date you initially claim is your future pay date. People not claiming early enough has caused bid problems with the housing element of UC, the old housing benefit. People have left the claim a while and expected it to be back paid, and it's not therefore leaving a shortfall in rent. You also need to be aware that any Council Tax relief has to be claimed separate from UC..

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Re: JSA

Post by LS7 » Tue May 19, 2020 3:49 pm

As a process it sounds like hell on earth - best of luck Dinks and I hope you get a good result out of it.

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Re: JSA

Post by Stanbill05 » Tue May 19, 2020 4:34 pm

Yep, and unfortunately it is those least we’ll equipped that are mostly likely to need to navigate the processes.

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