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    If I go into my job centre to apply for job seekers will they turn me away and tell me I have to phone to claim? I live quite far out and dont want to waste a trip.
    Also, if Im not available for the day of the interview would I be able to re-scedule?

    Thanks!
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    Why don't you just do it online or by the phone to begin with?! That way you don't risk being turned away.
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    Not sure about rescheduling as they assume that you would always be free seeing as you don't have a job I'm guessing.

    You do have to initially phone to claim where they go through questions to see whether you are eligible, then they arrange an interview for you at the centre.
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    You can apply online then they will call you within a couple of days and then you go to the job centre to make your first claim.
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    (Original post by foxyp)
    If I go into my job centre to apply for job seekers will they turn me away and tell me I have to phone to claim? I live quite far out and dont want to waste a trip.
    Also, if Im not available for the day of the interview would I be able to re-scedule?

    Thanks!
    When you initially start a claim it's quite tedious - they ask lots of questions, it takes about 30mins over the phone. So if you go into the Jobcentre and try to start a claim, chances are that they will be busy (as always) and they won't have someone right away to deal with you so either they'll tell you to phone/book an appointment/wait for a while.

    Your best option is to phone them in the first place, it's the easiest method :yes:

    Good luck =)
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    If (like myself) you have problems with talking to people on the phone, if you explain that to them they may do it for you there and then without you having to ring up.
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    As this is in the student forum, it is perhaps worth noting that full time students are not eligible for Job Seeker's Allowance. This rule also applies to the summer months. Usually if you are intercalating from your studies, you will be apply to apply or if you have left your course early.
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    hi i just wondered if anyone could help me.

    i started uni last september but left shortly after as i changed my mind about the course. i decided to apply again to start in september for a course i was certain about.
    i have been looking for a job since late september /early october but had no luck at all. so in april i thought i would try to get job seekers allowance as i was getting nowhere.
    i have recently had to cancel and re apply for job seekers allowance as i left the country for a few days. i have an interview with them next week and im worried about if i should tell them i am going to uni?? or should i have told them i was going when i first applied for jsa?? should i even be re applying for jsa when i know i am going to uni??
    (i know i will have to obviously tell them when i start uni as i will be given government funding and will not be available for work)

    plzz help as im worried i should never have applied in the first place
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    or just download the pdf print it out and send by post
 
 
 
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