I've been on JSA since the middle of July. However for a birthday since then I got a few hundred pounds into my account as a present, will this count as income? I'm still looking for a job and waiting back on masters courses but I'd rather be on the safe side than have a fraud investigation.
I realise I've answered my own question sort of but I'm interested to know if someone has been in this situation.
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On JSA, need to declare a cash gift? watch
- Thread Starter
- 05-08-2009 17:50
- 05-08-2009 18:15
no dont tell anyone about it, especially not the government
its a gift for you and is not given on a regular basis (well yearly) but not as often as the monthly income they look for before giving out jsa
- 05-08-2009 18:19
Unless you have savings of more than £6000 and the money has been added to them, you should be fine: