Acceptable reasons for backdating jsa
Yet it’s my sexual relationship with my boyfriend that apparently matters so damn much. We are independent individuals, not a bloody two headed, one bank-accounted entity and I’m appalled that the government cannot recognise that. Next time you apply you won’t tell them about your boyfriend and you’ll get the JSA just fine. It shouldn’t be that way of course, but what becomes very obvious when you’re in the benefits system is that there is no feedback system for improving it – presumably because they can’t be bothered to set it up. On a practical note, do you and your boyfriend have separate bedrooms?
Any system without a feedback mechanism will be riddled with these idiocies and inconsistencies, and on some level the people in charge must know that. Because then it would be easy to say you’ve broken up and you’re sharing a house with two friends.
So if you finish work on Friday, get into your local office on Monday.
Yes there probably will be a queue but there will be a queue most days.
To qualify for JB a person must have: At least 104 PRSI contributions paid since they started work.
In your request for backdating, you need to tell us the date you want to have your claim paid from and also the circumstances that prevented you from making your application earlier.
This would be for the period between when you want your award of Housing Benefit to start and when you actually make your claim.
Most Job Centres now seem to offer you only 0845 telephone numbers to make your initial inquiry about signing on.
After nine months doing a maternity-cover job, I am back on the dole and have more stories to share. If you are unemployed, and about to claim JSA (jobseeker’s allowance), you might like to be aware of them too.