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am i eligible for job seekers allowance

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tinkbig Tue 30-Aug-11 21:25:13

hi

i hv just claimed online for job seekers allowance
i dont work am a stay at home mum
my dh earns £44k

will i be eligable if so how much?
say single person over 25 yrs £75 a wk
claiming as cant find a job

An0therName Tue 30-Aug-11 21:34:03

if you havn't worked for a while probably not as you need to have paid a certain amount of NI contributions in the last I think 2 years.

tinkbig Tue 30-Aug-11 21:34:46

i have been out of work since 2005

Grevling Tue 30-Aug-11 23:39:17

Your not single your a couple.
Do you have any savings (either your or DH).
Are you looking for work?
Are you available for work?

tinkbig Wed 31-Aug-11 08:04:45

hi grevling

yes in a couple
savings only a 1000
yes i am looking for work
yes i am avaliable

swingingcat Wed 31-Aug-11 15:38:24

Contributions of NI are based on the last two years of contributions, if you qualify you will get 26 wks of JSA.

tinkbig Wed 31-Aug-11 16:17:30

i see

VivaLeBeaver Wed 31-Aug-11 16:30:44

No you won't be.

I trained to be a midwife and couldn't find a job afterwards. I couldn't claim anything as I hadn't paid any NI in the previous two years. Obviously because I'd spent the last 3 years working 40 hours a week unpaid in the local maternity unit. angry

hairylights Wed 31-Aug-11 19:15:30

I'm fairly sure that you fall outside of the eligibility because your household is on such a good wage. Just inside the top 10% of earners I believe.

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