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Old 09-03-2009, 19:24
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I am asking this on behalf of a mate.

I know if you leave your job voluntarilly the job centre can suspend your benefit for up to 26 if you dont show good cause etc etc and only pay you hardship etc.

However is the time limit invovled if you have left your previous job sometime ago, say 6 months?. So they cant take leaving that job in to account and sanction you.

Anyone who works for DWP or anyone who knows this then your help would be appreciated
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Old 09-03-2009, 19:34
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If you have a VERY good reason for leaving your job they will pay you other wise you get suspended for 6 weeks sometimes even longer.
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Old 09-03-2009, 19:53
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No wot i am asking is wheather you say left your job in march 09 and you went to claim to benefit in nov 09 can they still saction you for leaving your previous job on your accord or is the time scale to big.
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Old 09-03-2009, 19:58
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Why would you go from march-november without claiming if you hadnt got a job?

And yes i think they would.
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Old 09-03-2009, 20:09
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no i dont think so if you voluntarily leave your meant to wait 3-6 months i think then u can sign on whnever you like

i cant quite remember wot the time limit is
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Old 09-03-2009, 20:15
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if you voluntarily leave your meant to wait 3-6 months i think then u can sign on whnever you like
Dont think so
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Old 09-03-2009, 20:16
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If you take voluntary redundancy they pay out straight away now, there is no waiting time now, like there used to be.
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Old 09-03-2009, 20:17
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at which part?

my sister voluntarily left to cut a long story short they said she had to wait for a set time(cant remember) then she could sign on
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Old 09-03-2009, 20:20
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at which part?

my sister voluntarily left to cut a long story short they said she had to wait for a set time(cant remember) then she could sign on
I took voluntary six months back and expected to wait, but had no problem and signed on straight away, it surprised me too
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Old 09-03-2009, 20:27
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Leaving a job voluntary is different from taking voluntary redundancy.
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Old 09-03-2009, 20:29
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^^^^ Good point^^^^
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Old 09-03-2009, 20:47
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Leaving a job voluntary is different from taking voluntary redundancy.

Yes it is very different.
sounds to me like someone simply left their job,i did that before and got 10 a week to live on off the dole for 2 or 3 months.
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Old 09-03-2009, 20:47
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No wot i am asking is wheather you say left your job in march 09 and you went to claim to benefit in nov 09 can they still saction you for leaving your previous job on your accord or is the time scale to big.

I can tell you for a fact, they begin the sanction from your date of claim.
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Old 09-03-2009, 20:49
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Why would you go from march-november without claiming if you hadnt got a job?

And yes i think they would.
Some people don't like claiming and other people don't require to do so I guess.
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Old 09-03-2009, 21:40
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I can tell you for a fact, they begin the sanction from your date of claim.
Correct. They will sanction you for upto Six months. you can appeal but if you left because you dislked the job or some other petty reason you're stuffed.
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Old 09-03-2009, 21:45
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Correct. They will sanction you for upto Six months. you can appeal but if you left because you dislked the job or some other petty reason you're stuffed.
I left voly once because of a "conflict of Character"....in other words my employers wre alcoholics and known to the job centre. They made it very difficult to maintain staff.

I got immediate pay out, but that was a LONG time ago.
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Old 09-03-2009, 21:46
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The period of the sanction varies at the discretion of a "decision maker", six months being the maximum. The best bet is to make a claim, tell the truth and see what happens.
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Old 09-03-2009, 22:06
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thats wot i meant not voluntary redundancy voluntarily walking out
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Old 09-03-2009, 22:09
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I was under the impression it was only 6 weeks after leaving your job, so your friend should be more than okay.

But if you spun some balls like walking out because you were being bullied at work or something, you'd probably get around it. - Not that it matters in this example.
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Old 09-03-2009, 22:56
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thanks everyone

I will get exact ruling on this from DWP.
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Old 10-03-2009, 14:40
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Well i found out its 6 months from the date you left your previous job they can take it in account. So if its over 6 months they cant sanction your claim.
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Old 10-03-2009, 15:21
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Signing on the dole, after working is not a nice thing to do lol.

I left voluntarily last month but my notice only finished on Friday. I was already informed by other people that I need to wait 6 months, but I'm one of these people who doesn't want to sign on etc.

Anyways, I popped into our council about the Council Tax payments etc, and they advised me to go to the Jobcentre and put a claim in - stating I need to keep up my Tax Credits and N.I as well which appartently are essential to keep up.

Anyways, just gone trough a lengthy 40 mins phonecall, and the person said it sounds like I may be entitled to JSA or Contribution based but need to pop in on Friday to discuss further.

I'm not really too bothered about it, as I am ok to about end of April anyways and I knew what I was doing and getting into.


Will try and let you know on Friday what they say.
I left though because I moved teams in the company and the new role wasn't best suited to me.


So I think it may be best that you enquire anyways for the N.I credits or whatever
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Old 10-03-2009, 15:26
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Well you can certainly put a claim in, it will then go to a decision maker who may sanction it and you would have to apply for hardship jsa, so you would still get ctb and ni credits etc
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Old 10-03-2009, 15:43
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you`re wrong.
it`s from when you left your job, not when you claim.
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Old 10-03-2009, 16:03
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thats wot i meant not voluntary redundancy voluntarily walking out
As in quitting the job?
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