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im on job seeker allowance and i want to go holiday is that possible?


  • **helen****helen** Mod malarkist Posts: 9,235 Listening Ear
    Hi eb,
    Goood question - our JSA article sheds some light on this:
    [h=2]JSA and going on holiday[/h] When you’re on JSA, you’re entitled to two weeks holiday a year, but only in Great Britain. It’s very important that you let the Jobcentre know that you’re going away. You won’t need to sign on, but will need to be able to receive job information and come home for an interview or start a job at relatively short notice.
    You aren’t usually allowed to take overseas holidays while claiming JSA. The system is getting harsher, so if you don’t follow the rules (by not signing when you’re meant to, or not going to a job interview or training programme), you could lose your JSA for four or more weeks.
    If you plan to go abroad, the best thing to do is to sign off just before you go. When you get back you can make a rapid reclaim online, which should only take 10 minutes. You’ll lose a week or two’s benefit, but you risk losing a lot more otherwise.

    Here's a link for more info on JSA: http://www.thesite.org/money/benefits/jsa-complications-9182.html

    Hope that helps :)
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