Hi. i have my first meeting for jobseekers allowance tomorrow. However i go on holiday this friday for one week (in the country). Would i be able to start my allowance after i return or something? I'm not sure what i'll have to do.
If you tell them that you are going on holiday and will not be available for work, then you won`t get JSA for that period. So don`t tell them. Anyway, you are not going on holiday. You are looking for employment in a different area. JSA takes a while to sort out, so you probably won`t even be missed while your claim is being looked at.
i went yesterday and got told to go back next wednesday! so only a week after even though it's usually a gap of a fortnight. maybe it's cause it's the first time! anyway the guy i talked to was a total patronising moron who thoughy i had no idea what i wanted to do in my life cause i said i wanted work related to 'ICT' and nothing more specific - even though i said i'm going uni next year to persue my dream job.
I don't want to sound harsh, but if you can afford to go on holiday then you shouldn't be claiming JSA.
Right, you are entitled to one two week holiday within the UK whilst on JSA, but you'll have to give them a number and address of where you're staying in case anything comes up.
Tbh, if you don't have to sign on that week, then you can probably get away with it, so I wouldn't worry about it too much.
If it doesn't overlap with any signing on dates then dont tell them.
you don't need to go on jsa if you can afford a holiday,
stop being a dole scrounger and actually look for work