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Claiming benefits in a complicated situation
This week I quit my job. Although it was a good position, I have been unhappy for some time and have decided to pursue a career in creative advertising. The problem is that it is a very difficult industry to get into - I will probably have to work for free for the next 6 months or so before finding anything full time. The other problem is location, I will be back and forth between Edinburgh and London looking for work with no fixed abode. I know I haven't enough money to see me through 6 months of unemployment, so are there any benefits that can help me out? In Edinburgh I would be staying with family and in London with friends - could I claim housing benefits to help contribute to my upkeep?