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Can you claim for Job seeker allowance whilst your on summer break?

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    Hi I am a student at uni but because its summer break and i am trying to look for work in the summer but no luck. So I was thinking is applying JSA possible?
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    Yes, it is.

    I'm in the break between my college and uni year and have been specifically told to go onto JSA or risk harming my dad's housing benefit, so yes you can go onto JSA. Afterall, you're seeking a job :P
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    You can't go on it whilst you're registered for full-time education, so if you're at uni then no you can't.

    If you were on the summer break between college/sixth form and uni, or a gap year, then you could.
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    Only if during uni you're responsible (single or couple) for a child.
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    Oh so in this case I can't go on JSA since I am on my break between uni and start uni again this september. But if you are on break between college/sixthform to uni than you can. I get it now. Ok thanks guys for telling me
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    I don't think you're eligible if you're out of the country :erm:
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    To be honest, you'd be best going to the job centre and asking them directly. Only they will likely be able to give you a conclusive answer, and it's such an amount of money that I certainly wouldn't want to risk not getting it if I was entitled.
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    (Original post by Tycho)
    To be honest, you'd be best going to the job centre and asking them directly. Only they will likely be able to give you a conclusive answer, and it's such an amount of money that I certainly wouldn't want to risk not getting it if I was entitled.
    Yeah that's a good idea or even call them and ask them. Thanks for that

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