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Job Seekers Allowance First Interview

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    I applied for JSA on friday afternoon and was given an appointment for monday.

    I know i'm to take ID and my P45 but is there anything else i'll be asked for? Or, does anyone have experience and advice on anything else I may need with me etc?

    I've had a job and paid tax and NI in the past and I am seeking employment in the Manchester area and the Edinburgh area (where im goin to uni) before anyone moans.

    And you are entitled to it if you're waiting for university and cannot find employment!

    Thanks.
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    Think about what kind of job you want, where your going to look, and what you have to offer.
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    Hi yes you are entitled to it as long as at the time of claiming your looking and ready to work.
    Thats all you need for your interview.
    The interview is really simple they jjst ask you what kind of job you would like.
    If I was you I wouldn't tell them your going to start uni as well its none of their business.

    P.S I work with DWP
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    (Original post by Cardozo)
    I applied for JSA on friday afternoon and was given an appointment for monday.

    I know i'm to take ID and my P45 but is there anything else i'll be asked for? Or, does anyone have experience and advice on anything else I may need with me etc?

    I've had a job and paid tax and NI in the past and I am seeking employment in the Manchester area and the Edinburgh area (where im goin to uni) before anyone moans.

    And you are entitled to it if you're waiting for university and cannot find employment!

    Thanks.
    You can claim JSA for the period between finishing school and starting university, but you can't claim it during university holidays (including the summer holiday).
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    (Original post by Kane_Fizz)
    Hi yes you are entitled to it as long as at the time of claiming your looking and ready to work.
    Thats all you need for your interview.
    The interview is really simple they jjst ask you what kind of job you would like.
    If I was you I wouldn't tell them your going to start uni as well its none of their business.

    P.S I work with DWP
    Thanks. I'm looking for work in edinburgh mainly hence why I want to make it clear im looking for jobs up there.

    Also as i can move to edinburgh immidiately, would i be able to use the service which pays towards travel costs to get to the interview if i was offered an interview in edinburgh.
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    Ah I'm having my last interview as I've found a job, I know this is irrelevant but it just made me happy in a way to see this thread, sorry LOL.
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    (Original post by Illusionary)
    You can claim JSA for the period between finishing school and starting university, but you can't claim it during university holidays (including the summer holiday).
    Yes that's true, not wanting to confuse anyone. Although i was never told this when i left college and wish i had been.
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    (Original post by Cardozo)
    Thanks. I'm looking for work in edinburgh mainly hence why I want to make it clear im looking for jobs up there.

    Also as i can move to edinburgh immidiately, would i be able to use the service which pays towards travel costs to get to the interview if i was offered an interview in edinburgh.
    Thats a tricky one, as they may refuse you if you say that you are only prepared to work in Edingburgh however if your looking for a job and find one there, then yes you would qualify. So you have to be careful the way your word it at interview. Its not cheating its just some (alot) of advisors are moody and don't want to be there.

    Good Luck
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    (Original post by Kane_Fizz)
    Thats a tricky one, as they may refuse you if you say that you are only prepared to work in Edingburgh however if your looking for a job and find one there, then yes you would qualify. So you have to be careful the way your word it at interview. Its not cheating its just some (alot) of advisors are moody and don't want to be there.

    Good Luck
    Okay, thanks alot.
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    (Original post by Illusionary)
    You can claim JSA for the period between finishing school and starting university, but you can't claim it during university holidays (including the summer holiday).
    I wonder if this can be plastered in large red letters across the top of this forum? I'm sure people would still ask, though!

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