I cant rely on my parents for money, ive previously applied for JSA to get me through but it has been denied stating im classed at a full time student because i have applied for university. Jobs are little to none and im getting no where with ones i have applied.
Does anyone have any advice on what i could do till my university date starts on the 20th september?
Try going around the neighbors asking for odd jobs perhaps? Ask the Uni if you are entitled to any further financial aid?
JSA said you couldnt get help as you've applied to university? I phoned them and signed on, yet i start in october...
I also got JSA before I started Uni last year.
I filled in the application sent it off went to sign on every other thursday, awaiting a letter to inform me when i'd get paid and they've denied my claim. I phoned to find out why and they said because im planning on going to university full time and finished college at the beginning of july i couldnt recieve it.
I'm really annoyed cause theres loads of people that have but theres nothing more i can do, i can hardly make them give me it. So i figured someone might have advice on here that could help.
Thanks Gavzzz, ill probably have to go round friends and their neighbours, cause i dont live in the nicest estate.
JSA are wrong, you should complain. You are only a full time student (from 6th form/college point of view) until some official date in June, and you only start university at Freshers Week - the time inbetween you can claim.
DWP will try and brush you under the carpet. They are wrong. Any full-time student be it pre-undergrad, mid term etc can claim for JSA during summer vacation if they are actively seeking work. In most cases this means from July 2nd up to start of Semester in September. Don't let them tell you otherwise.
try some money making methods?
Student bank account! Open one and dive into the overdraft - Thats what its there for!