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    I know it pays fortnightly in arrears, but what day is it meant to go in?

    My signing day is a Thursday, I first signed on on the 9th and received a payment on the 14th, but it only £94 so I figured that was the amount backdated from when I opened my claim. I have to sign for the second time this Thurs (23rd), when can I expect the payment for these last 2 weeks? Does it get processed as soon as you go in and sign?

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    (Original post by TOSCS)
    I know it pays fortnightly in arrears, but what day is it meant to go in?

    My signing day is a Thursday, I first signed on on the 9th and received a payment on the 14th, but it only £94 so I figured that was the amount backdated from when I opened my claim. I have to sign for the second time this Thurs (23rd), when can I expect the payment for these last 2 weeks? Does it get processed as soon as you go in and sign?

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    Hi,
    When I was signing on it took 3 working days for it to be processed into my account, so when I went and signed on the Friday I got paid on the Wednesday so I assume you would be paid on the Tuesday
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    http://www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk/JCP/...ges/index.html

    The payment day depends on your NI number. Assuming you're referring to the 14th of July, that means your day is a Tuesday (which should mean your NI number ends with a number in the range 20 to 39). I'd expect that your next payment will arrive two weeks after your first - meaning Tuesday 28 July.
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    Right I was just on the phone to them, what a ****ing joke of a system this is.

    Apparently the first 3 days of your claim you don't get paid for, cannot think of any good reason why.

    The £94 was for the period of the 27th-9th, and I will get £102 next Tuesday.

    £195 in 5 weeks. That's a lot ****ing less than the £50.95 they tell you.
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    (Original post by TOSCS)
    Right I was just on the phone to them, what a ****ing joke of a system this is.

    Apparently the first 3 days of your claim you don't get paid for, cannot think of any good reason why.

    The £94 was for the period of the 27th-9th, and I will get £102 next Tuesday.

    £195 in 5 weeks. That's a lot ****ing less than the £50.95 they tell you.
    Yeah, it is crazy they don't give you more money for doing nothing
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    (Original post by Socmyoligy)
    Yeah, it is crazy they don't give you more money for doing nothing
    Searching for work =/= doing nothing, you daft ****.
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    (Original post by TOSCS)
    Searching for work =/= doing nothing, you daft ****.
    Your comment "what a ****ing joke of a system this is" irritated me.

    You should be grateful that there is a "system" at all.
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    (Original post by Socmyoligy)
    Your comment "what a ****ing joke of a system this is" irritated me.

    You should be grateful that there is a "system" at all.
    The fact that I pay taxes (when in work), and that we live in a semi/pseudo-democratic society means I have a right to complain about the quality of public service here. Not simply "be grateful" of its existence. The amount JSA pays in the UK is a joke compared to other countries so I'm not exactly being spoilt.
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    (Original post by TOSCS)
    Right I was just on the phone to them, what a ****ing joke of a system this is.

    Apparently the first 3 days of your claim you don't get paid for, cannot think of any good reason why.

    The £94 was for the period of the 27th-9th, and I will get £102 next Tuesday.

    £195 in 5 weeks. That's a lot ****ing less than the £50.95 they tell you.
    Surely this is the correct amount? Two weeks = £102?

    Not sure what you meant by £195 in 5 weeks.

    (Only asking as I've signed on hopefully to get a few weeks of cash monies before some applications kick past deadlines in 2 weeks).
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    (Original post by spark911)
    Surely this is the correct amount? Two weeks = £102?

    Not sure what you meant by £195 in 5 weeks.

    (Only asking as I've signed on hopefully to get a few weeks of cash monies before some applications kick past deadlines in 2 weeks).
    As I've read the situation, the "£195 in 5 weeks" thing is due to the initial delay in processing; once this is complete, the regular payments will the standard amount of £101.90 each fortnight.
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    (Original post by Illusionary)
    As I've read the situation, the "£195 in 5 weeks" thing is due to the initial delay in processing; once this is complete, the regular payments will the standard amount of £101.90 each fortnight.
    Yup pretty much. I just find it ridiculous that, in their own words, I require £50 a week to live, yet I will have spent the last 5 weeks living on just £194
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    (Original post by TOSCS)
    Yup pretty much. I just find it ridiculous that, in their own words, I require £50 a week to live, yet I will have spent the last 5 weeks living on just £194
    At least it's on track now - good luck on finding that job
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    (Original post by TOSCS)
    Yup pretty much. I just find it ridiculous that, in their own words, I require £50 a week to live, yet I will have spent the last 5 weeks living on just £194
    Try living on nothing for six weeks while they process your application. I first signed on almost a month ago, called up last week to enquire why I hadn't received anything yet, only to be told that it could take another two weeks before I receive a payment.

    And despite the fact that they haven't given me a single penny, they expect me to fork out the travel costs to and from the job centre to sign on every two weeks.

    The system is absolutely useless.
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    For ****'s sake.

    Just went in today to sign on at 12.45

    An hour later I'm still sitting there, the only time anyone said anything to me was when I was asked to move seats.

    Eventually it came to the 1.45 appointments and loads of people came in and were seen before me so I thought **** this and went and asked someone what the ****ing script was. Turns out I was never meant to come in because I have some stupid 'workshop' thing at 3.15 and was meant to receive a letter. Not only did I not receive the letter but I was sitting there for 1 hour and 15 mins without anyone asking me why I'd been there for so long without being seen.

    I cannot wait to leave this country.
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    STILL have not received any form of financial support from them. Absolutely ****ing shambolic.l
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    My boyfriend didn't receive any money for 3 months through no fault of his own. Once that was sorted he then didn't get any for a month. They are a joke, hardly anyone knows what they're doing and they lose forms left, right and center. That's why I want him to get off it asap as I'm sick of the stress from it all!
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    Yeah but what's confusing me is I have already received one payment (weeks ago) so I was under the impression it was running smoothly and I would be getting the £101 or whatever 3 days after I signed on.
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    You'd think so wouldn't you...
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    (Original post by TOSCS)
    STILL have not received any form of financial support from them. Absolutely ****ing shambolic.l
    Same. I've been waiting well over a month now. Went to sign on today and was told that £80 (how that covers over a month's worth of JSA is beyond me) has been put into my account. I just checked my account and lo and behold... my balance hasn't changed. I called them up and gave them a ********** on the phone and was told the £80 will definitely be in my account later this week.

    I asked the woman on the phone if she could live off £80 for over six weeks (not that I've actually been given the pitiful £80 yet) and she didn't even bother replying, she just fobbed me off with excuses.

    I'm so poor

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