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    Hi,

    Need a bit of advise.
    I am a mature student and I just finished my first year exams.
    I have nearly 4 months to kill, so I thought I will look for work full time work.
    But I have a problem, I have hardly any money left and I cannot ask my parents and inorder to find work and travel I need a small income.

    Is it possible to sign up for job seekers allowance since I am looking for full time work?
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    Not when you are in between years of university no.
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    (Original post by Idle)
    Not when you are in between years of university no.
    What if I show my bank statements which shows I have no money
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    (Original post by sslon500)
    What if I show my bank statements which shows I have no money
    It doesn't work like that, those in full time education cannot claim JSA.
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    (Original post by sslon500)
    What if I show my bank statements which shows I have no money
    You cannot apply for JSA when you are a student, which you are. End of.
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    Your uni will probably have some kind of crisis loan available if you are desperate.

    Try and get some agency work.
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    (Original post by sslon500)
    What if I show my bank statements which shows I have no money
    No, I don't think you can even get it then, sorry
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    Your student loan is supposed to cover you for the summer too (that's why you get a lot in April even though most people finish pretty soon after). I know in most cases it doesn't though so you could check to see if you uni has any bursarys? Use your overdraft while you search for work?

    You can't claim JSA though, only when you officially finish uni you can.

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