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If I sign off jobseekers will they automatically stop all my other benefits?

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MuthaInsuperior Sun 18-Sep-11 18:29:40

I have to sign off job seekers allowance tomorow (as I start Uni full time on Thursday). I will however get no money from uni until mid october. Therefore I was hoping I'd be able to live off my child tax credits still.

I'm worried that when I sign off jobseekers, my housing benefit and child tax credit will automatically stop too? I can't change things with them yet as I don't know how much I'll be getting in my bursary.

Will the child tax credit and housing benefit still get paid as normal?

lubeybooby Sun 18-Sep-11 18:31:50

You need to ring housing benefit and explain, if they are kept informed they should keep it going until you can bring/send proof of bursary. Not sure re CTC though

HauntedLittleLunatic Sun 18-Sep-11 18:33:51

Ctc is independant of jsa so that definitely won't stop.

Also - assuming your bursary is tax free you don't have to declare it for tax credits so you can inform them now.

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