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Job seekers allowance

Kelly_CaitKelly_Cait
posted 1 decade 10 months ago
My boyfriend moved in with me yesterday, so I went to the job center and now because I'm not a lone parent, I can't get income support I've got to claim Job seekers. Just been on the phone to one of the people, the call was an hour long, asking me loads of questions, grr I hate them, LOL. Now have a head ache!!!

Does anyone else get job seekers??


kelkel
posted 1 decade 10 months ago
i did a few months ago hun, its c**p, u get about 50 something pounds a week Evil or Very Mad

catgirl_872catgirl_872
posted 1 decade 10 months ago
if im married and dont work and everthing can i get job seekers?i get child benefit and child tax credit thats it xx

kelkel
posted 1 decade 10 months ago
you should be entiltled to it hun coz i believe its based on the ni u have paid in the past not what u'r hubby has paid

AlexAlex Moderator
posted 1 decade 10 months ago

catgirl_872 said:
if im married and dont work and everthing can i get job seekers?i get child benefit and child tax credit thats it xx


you have to show that you are actively seeking employment hun. If you have no intention of going to work you wont get it

kelkel
posted 1 decade 10 months ago
yeah u hae to fill in a booklet they give you 6 times a fortnight to say what you have been doing tofind work and after 16 weeks they interview again and you have take all your proof f what you have done to find work, letters etc

catgirl_872catgirl_872
posted 1 decade 10 months ago
yea i no that bit cus i was pregnant last time i did it and no one wanted me LOL ,so if i did get it my benefits wont go down?xx

catgirl_872catgirl_872
posted 1 decade 10 months ago
i cant be bothered LOL cus i dont really want a job LOL but thanx xx

kelkel
posted 1 decade 10 months ago
i dont think it would effect u'r other benefits but its a lot of hard work to coz they wat proof of everything you do to find work hun

GTTkelGTTkel
posted 1 decade 10 months ago
Basically if your bloke has moved in with you it is presumed he will now be supporting your family. If you have no intention of working you'll live off his wage and tax credits. The only way you could get other benefits would be if he could not work and had proof of this. There's no point claiming job seakers and then not getting a job coz they'd probably make you pay it back Sad

catgirl_872catgirl_872
posted 1 decade 10 months ago
yea thats true as i was married we couldnt claim for anything we had to live on just my husbands wages which wasnt much gbut enough to pay for everythin,in sept my husband is goin to college too so hopefully we will get help xx

Kelly_CaitKelly_Cait
posted 1 decade 10 months ago
Well my BF is going back to college in Sept, I've said I will be available for work, my parents told me just to get a job or a few hours as I can be on job seekers and do up to 16 hours.

Thanks for what you've said, this benefit stuff just really confuses me!

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