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We will need to claim benefits. Would it be better for DH to resign or get the sack?

(5 Posts)
MyraMarks Tue 06-Jan-15 11:39:15

He may well lose his job but he did offer to resign, what happens as far as the benefits service are concerned? and of course future employers? not that they will be clambering over themselves with job offers.

IssyStark Tue 06-Jan-15 16:59:52

Is he going to be sacked due to not being up to the job, or be made redundant because there isn't enough work to justify employing him? Or does he feel he has to resign because the workplace isn't safe, or it is affecting his health? It makes a big difference as to his status when he signs on.

If he resigns, unless for good reason as determined by the Unemployment Office, he will have made himself unemployed on purpose and will not be eligible for unemployment benefits for up to 26 weeks. Whereas if he is made redundant or has good cause to resign, then he will be eligible.

MyraMarks Tue 06-Jan-15 17:02:27

26 weeks! shock
so he would be better to get the sack, if they deem it necessary. I made another thread as this was so quiet.
sacked for a non disclosure in change in CRB status.

IssyStark Tue 06-Jan-15 20:51:19

Ah, well if he is sacked for misconduct (as this would be) rather than being made redundant, then it may be that he can't claim for up to 13 weeks and possibly longer. The CAB website is always a good source of advice.

MyraMarks Wed 07-Jan-15 14:59:02

thanks Issy.
CAB dont give telephone advice in our area hmm but perhaps i will suggest he takes dismissal.

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