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    I am going to uni next september, and this year was supposed to be for working....apart from I am having absolutely no luck I apply to everything suitable thats advertised but I'm just not good enough it seems

    I have been claiming JSA for the last few months (if you're going to comment telling me I'm scrounging of the government, please don't, some people actually do need the money and do want to get a job.) and I'm worried incase it gets too late and no one will want to hire me because I'm going to uni....also, if I don't find a job before signing off, could they sue me or something?
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    There's nothing wrong with what you're doing. If you're actively seeking a job then you're within your rights to be claiming JSA. They won't sue you for signing off without ever getting a job, no.
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    Oh yah, and it's like free boozage.
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    (Original post by *Dreaming*)
    I am going to uni next september, and this year was supposed to be for working....apart from I am having absolutely no luck I apply to everything suitable thats advertised but I'm just not good enough it seems

    I have been claiming JSA for the last few months (if you're going to comment telling me I'm scrounging of the government, please don't, some people actually do need the money and do want to get a job.) and I'm worried incase it gets too late and no one will want to hire me because I'm going to uni....also, if I don't find a job before signing off, could they sue me or something?
    Jobcentres don't care why you sign off, as long as you do! I've seen plenty of people who have signed off because they are going into education...never once had to take them to court over it!
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    I'm going to start claiming it, i've been looking for work in a gap year aswell and have also had little luck but am volunteering while i do. Unfortunately there's a social stigma to claiming benefits due to all the breeders you read about in the newspapers who'll claim every benefit under the sun and won't work until they die; people think anyone who claims benefits are like these people.

    Ignore these snobs and go for it.
 
 
 
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