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Contribution based jsa

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Zoe64 Thu 20-Mar-14 21:35:31

Hi, please can anyone advise me if I will be entitled to contribution based JSA. My DH is full time employed, and we have 2 children under 13. I want to find work for school hours. I have seen online that lone parents are allowed to put this restriction on their jobseeker claim to only work part-time. My question is, I am not a lone parent, but my dh works full time, so am I eligible in the same way?
Very grateful for any advice.

titchy Thu 20-Mar-14 21:40:20

Contribution based JSA is if you've worked for two years and paid NI contributions, so no you're not eligible - why do you think you might be?

Afaik you can legitimately look for PT work if you have dependants though.

Zoe64 Thu 20-Mar-14 21:42:31

Thanks Titchy. Sorry I forgot to say that I have just been made redundant so have been working long enough. I just don't know if I am allowed to ask for part time only.
Thank you

meditrina Thu 20-Mar-14 21:44:30

Yes, you should be able to if it was your immediately preceding work pattern. You will be expected to consider a wider range after the first 13 weeks.

titchy Thu 20-Mar-14 22:04:47

Ah! Good luck job hunting!

starfishmummy Thu 20-Mar-14 22:30:41

Another factor to consider is what redundancy payments you have got such as payments in lieu of notice and holiday pay. But put in a claim anyway and let them work it out!

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