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Is it possible to be on job seekers allowance whilst on summer holiday watch

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    Is it legal for someone on there summer holiday to go on jobseeker's allowance? I don't think it counts for a school holiday, because you are still technically in full time education, but what about between school and university? Or university holidays?
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    Get a job like everyone else has to do. I was working for £14 for 5 hours labour when I was 13 to make any money I could. It's there if you look hard enough for it.
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    £14 for 5 hours? Mug. I'd rather have nothing.
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    (Original post by airoutmyshorts)
    Get a job like everyone else has to do. I was working for £14 for 5 hours labour when I was 13 to make any money I could. It's there if you look hard enough for it.
    I was mainly asking out of interest, because a friend did it - I was surprised that he was able to
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    (Original post by AP123)
    £14 for 5 hours? Mug. I'd rather have nothing.
    When you're 13, received no pocket money, and paid for your extravagances yourself, it's better than nothing. Prat.
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    (Original post by HexagonalBolts)
    Is it legal for someone on there summer holiday to go on jobseeker's allowance? I don't think it counts for a school holiday, because you are still technically in full time education, but what about between school and university? Or university holidays?
    Yes you can between 6th form/college to University holidays, just say you have a conditional offer for University and so your place is not yet guaranteed. I'm on it now.

    I don't think you can between University holidays.
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    I'm not sure how legal it is. Plenty of people on this site will have a hissy fit for suggesting it. I do know quite a few people do it, and haven't had any bother so its possible since university place is not guaranteed your less likely to get into trouble/allowed?
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    I'm pretty sure it is legal (although like someone else said it is illegal if you are already a uni student and on holidays.

    If he has lied about his situation or isn't actually bothering to look for work then it is illegal.
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    (Original post by sandeep90)
    Yes you can between 6th form/college to University holidays, just say you have a conditional offer for University and so your place is not yet guaranteed. I'm on it now.

    I don't think you can between University holidays.
    Even if you're living with your parents, regardless of their income?
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    (Original post by HexagonalBolts)
    Even if you're living with your parents, regardless of their income?
    Yep, they didn't ask me for my parents' income, just how much I had in my bank and savings from anything else. The thing is I'd much rather have a full time job right now because £100 a week is not enough especially when you're saving for Uni.
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    either just get a job or yes it is possible providing you are still at least looking for (or 'seeking') a job
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    (Original post by sandeep90)
    Yep, they didn't ask me for my parents' income, just how much I had in my bank and savings from anything else. The thing is I'd much rather have a full time job right now because £100 a week is not enough especially when you're saving for Uni.
    Wow, you get £100? I thought it was more like £50? Did you tell them you'd applied to university? If my parents don't give me much money then I'm screwed - chances are I won't get in anyway, then I can just get a job for a year... or a years worth of jobseekers allowance hahah
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    (Original post by sandeep90)
    Yep, they didn't ask me for my parents' income, just how much I had in my bank and savings from anything else. The thing is I'd much rather have a full time job right now because £100 a week is not enough especially when you're saving for Uni.

    With all due respect, JSA is not intended to be a way of saving for university.

    However, I do sympathise with the job issue. It took me a month to find one, and trust me i was outb 10 hours a day trying to find one.
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    (Original post by sulpicia)
    With all due respect, JSA is not intended to be a way of saving for university.

    However, I do sympathise with the job issue. It took me a month to find one, and trust me i was outb 10 hours a day trying to find one.

    he did say hed rather have a job you know. JSA is a better way to save for uni than no job or JSA.
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    You can't get it during university holidays because even though you are inbetween years, you are still classed as a full-time student.
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    no rest for the unemployed
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    My teacher at my school said she did it for the summer before uni but i think they changed it now.
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    (Original post by sulpicia)
    With all due respect, JSA is not intended to be a way of saving for university.

    However, I do sympathise with the job issue. It took me a month to find one, and trust me i was outb 10 hours a day trying to find one.
    Yeah, I know it wasn't intended for saving for Uni but tbh I have no other choice. I told the interviewer that I was saving it for Uni and she said ''well at least you have a life plan'' lol.
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    Yes, it is legal in between finishing sixth-form or college, and starting university. http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTax...rk/DG_10018757

    If you have no part-time income, and savings less than £6000, you may be entitled to up to £50.95 a week.

    You cannot claim in the university holidays.
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    I've just applied this afternoon, didn't take long and as I had a job and have paid tax and will after university plan to get the most out of it.
 
 
 
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