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What docs have you been asked to take to JSA interview?

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by lwt2006, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. I know this is a bit late, but I'll ask anyway.

    Phoned to make a claim for JSA yesterday and my interview at the office is tomorrow. The pack came through the post today and I've just looked at it.

    My fault for leaving till last minute, but I'm a bit shocked at what they're asking for. She didn't tell me over the phone I'd need all this stuff. Mortgage details, copies of all bank statements, wage slips, original £1 premium bond I've had nearly 40 years!

    I should be able to find all this, I think, but "...letter from employer..." What's this?

    I don't have such a letter - did anyone else have to provide one?

    Any advice appreciated.
     
  2. I know this is a bit late, but I'll ask anyway.

    Phoned to make a claim for JSA yesterday and my interview at the office is tomorrow. The pack came through the post today and I've just looked at it.

    My fault for leaving till last minute, but I'm a bit shocked at what they're asking for. She didn't tell me over the phone I'd need all this stuff. Mortgage details, copies of all bank statements, wage slips, original £1 premium bond I've had nearly 40 years!

    I should be able to find all this, I think, but "...letter from employer..." What's this?

    I don't have such a letter - did anyone else have to provide one?

    Any advice appreciated.
     
  3. You have to be firm with them if all you want is JSA. All you need for that is proof of identity, a couple of utility bills, plus your last few wage slips. All the other info is on your form.

    If you want a means tested benefit then you need to take a whole lot more to prove your income and needs.

    I think they assume you don't know what you're entitled to and do the whole form, but I just say, "only JSA" and they just do that.
     
  4. Hi coronel, thanks for replying.

    TBH, I don't know what I'm eligible for. MY husband's the primary childcarer now, so he doesn't earn.

    For the duration of the school hols, we may need help, hence all the paperwork, I suppose.

    I did save some of my wages for this time, but it's not going to last. I will need extra work, methinks.

    When you mentioned "...be firm..." were you referring to contribution based, rather than income based?
     
  5. Yes. I really only claim to keep my contribution record up to date. I don't need to make any other claim so I insist they only pursue the contributions based claim.

    If you have no income and a family to support you will almost certainly be entitled to other benefits.
     
  6. Thank you...:)
     
  7. gill42

    gill42 New commenter

    I had my interview for JSA last week and they had asked me to bring all this stuff, letter from employer turned out to be a P45. Anyway took it all and all they looked at was my final payslip!!! Still havent' heard anything though...
     
  8. They're being funny with me actually. Signed on for the 1st time last week and a day later I received a letter asking for more details. How long have I been a supply teacher? Am I still with agency? provide hours I've worked for the past year and do I have wage slips for them?
    I rang up and I said how am I supposed to inform them? Write on the back, as it's in a standard formal structure they sent me? Also how do I send all of my wage slips from the past year as I won't be sending them through the post to get lost!
    I had an appointment at job centre and handed in all wage slips to be photocopied and I gave them my answers to all their Qs on the back of the letter they sent me - I was quite snotty actually as they have all these details from when I first put a claim in back in February until April. I didn't have to hand in all of the 40 odd wage slips I have! All this for 6 weeks JSA! Ridiculous! If I knew it'd be this much work to keep my stamp duty I wouldn't have bothered!
     
  9. Well, I had the interview and showed my last wage slip for each agency, and a few other bits. Did not need a 'letter from employer'.

    They've said it'll be about 10 working days before I hear anything.

    Signed the job seekers' agreement and have to look for admin jobs as well as teaching jobs.
     
  10. I have been told that my JSA will be stopped as I 'left' my job voluntarily according to the agency. this is not the case i have explained that as its agency work I will continue to work in Septmember but need part time work to keep me going or JSA to tide me over the 6 weeks. They will not listen to this and are stopping my support. can they do this as whether I have left or not I am out of work and am seeking employment. Just to clarify i am still registered with Hays BUT not currently getting work.

    YOu will all laugh at this one, when asked to get help writing my CV I was told we cannot do that but we can send you onbasic literacy skills course. I laughed and kindly reminded them that I AM QUALIFIED TO TEACH LITERACY!

    This is really getting me down :'( I have no money and can't get a job anywhere!
     
  11. jubilee

    jubilee Lead commenter

    Keep signing on an Appeal their decisn. If they keep getting your signature every two weeks, they will have to pay up, with arrears, when you win the appeal.

    Write a detailed letter explaining that you are simply registered with the agency/agencies an they can't give you work when the schools are on holiday. State that you are an unemployed teacher who has been prepared to take p/t or temporary posts in the absence of permanent work.

    Most appeals are granted if you make a clear case.
     
  12. jubilee

    jubilee Lead commenter

    One of my agencies contacted me in July to say that if I wanted to take other work over the summer (and presumably if I wanted to claim JSA too) I would have to request a P45 FROM THEM AND RE-START MY REGISTRATION LATER. pOINT THAT SORT OF DETAIL OUT TO THE aPPEALS PROCESS TOO.
     
  13. oodlesofdoodles

    oodlesofdoodles New commenter

    I had my interview at the Jobcentre today and it all went pretty smoothly. The guy checked over all my docs and processed my claim and the woman who is my consultant went through another form, my agreement (that I promise to apply for 2 jobs a week etc etc), gave me a couple of jobs to apply for and said right, thats about all we can do really! She looked for jobs and agreed that there wasn't anything that suited me. :) looking forward to a nice sum of much needed money!
     
  14. oodlesofdoodles

    oodlesofdoodles New commenter

    Has anyone who has successfully received JSA also received a letter of confirmation?

    I got a letter in the post this morning about Housing/Council Tax Benefit that the Job centre apparently think I am entitled to, but before they can give me anything they need a confirmation letter of JSA and also a letter from my letting agency confirming that I am up-to-date with rent payments.
     
  15. I've had that letter, oodles, but on phoning to check the status of my claim, now find I'm not entitled to JSA (see my other thread).

    I'm not unemployed, apparantly.

    Were you successful?
     
  16. Just re-read your post - you were successful :)

    So how did you do it?
     
  17. oodlesofdoodles

    oodlesofdoodles New commenter

    I've just finished my PGCE and haven't been employed recently, the people at the job centre were actually ok about it all - they just said it was an unusual claim! Not really sure how I did it! Although, signing on on Monday the guy who went over the things I should be doing was really interested in my teaching and said that he didn't really expect me to apply for any old job because of the supply I will be starting in Sept...its all been a bit strange really!

    propbably not what you want to hear lwt2006...sorry.
     
  18. Thanks anyway...:(
     
  19. gill42

    gill42 New commenter

    It has taken over four weeks and numerous phone calls but finally received the letter this morning to say that I can claim jobseekers allowance at the grand sum of £59.15 a week, hoping it will be backdated to my original claim date. Hasn't gone in the bank yet but hey!!!
     
  20. So what did you have to say to them to be successful then, gill?
     

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