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    I am a single mum and a full time student. can i claim job seekers allowance for summer months when uni finishes in july till i start again in september
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    Whilst you are in full time education, im guessing you cannot claim JSA.
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    The student loan that comes through is meant to cover the summer as well, so no.
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    The above replies are wrong. From Direct Gov:

    Jobseeker's Allowance
    Full-time students
    If you’re studying full time, you may be able to claim Jobseeker's Allowance during the summer holiday if one of the following apply:
    you're a single parent who is responsible for a child or young person
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    (Original post by OU Student)
    The above replies are wrong. From Direct Gov:



    From here
    :ditto:

    Single parents can apply.
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    (Original post by OU Student)
    The above replies are wrong.
    Good post.
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    (Original post by Origami Bullets)
    The student loan that comes through is meant to cover the summer as well, so no.
    Wroooooong.
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    (Original post by EffieFlowers)
    Wroooooong.
    My bad, it would seem.
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    This is what the government say:
    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Educatio...ance/DG_171503

    Though I swear I read somewhere on there at some point that you can claim JSA as well.

    EDIT: Someone posted the JSA link up there ^^^^^
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    I think you can only claim after the final day of term - regardless of when you actually finish. You may need to check with uni when this date is.

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