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Got marching orders today.... my ex company had a major debtor go bust, it took us with them.

My question is this do I qualify for contributions based JSA?.... in that the government website says if you've paid class 1 contribs for the past couple years you'll get contribs based JSA. 2009/10 was an awful year and I made so little in each micro job I was under the NI threasholds.

Quite simply I realise last time round of unemployment I was being stupid in working lots of small little jobs to pay my bills. Thus even though its been less than 5 hous since the event I'm damned well going to get the NI I paid back in some form until I can figure out some sort of plan of action.

Anybody any ideas?

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Got marching orders today.... my ex company had a major debtor go bust, it took us with them.

My question is this do I qualify for contributions based JSA?.... in that the government website says if you've paid class 1 contribs for the past couple years you'll get contribs based JSA. 2009/10 was an awful year and I made so little in each micro job I was under the NI threasholds.

Quite simply I realise last time round of unemployment I was being stupid in working lots of small little jobs to pay my bills. Thus even though its been less than 5 hous since the event I'm damned well going to get the NI I paid back in some form until I can figure out some sort of plan of action.

Anybody any ideas?

http://www.turn2us.org.uk/information__resources/benefits/contribution-based_jsa.aspx

If you aren't eligible for contribution based, you should be eligible for income based

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Sorry to hear that Ken

On the upside it solves your problem about the colleague you were having difficulty tolerating :D

There is always that..... tbh I'm considering adventuring again on a bicycle. I think I can live on a bicycle for 50p a day for a few months.

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If you have made NI contributions over the last two years then you'll be entitled to contributions based JSA. I signed on in January to keep my stamps up to date and the letter I received from the job centre says I can get the maximum 6months contributions based. I know that I won't qualify for income based JSA as Mrs Posh has a good income ;) apply, you have nothing to lose.

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Sorry to hear it.

You do seem be genuinely above average in the unlucky stakes.

Does anyone know if that job at a casino where the guy stands next to people to put them off their winning streak is real?

If it is, I think you should consider it.

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If you have made NI contributions over the last two years

I've made contribs in 2010 and 2011. The entire 2009/10 tax year was a write off though, how does this tally?

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Sorry to hear it.

You do seem be genuinely above average in the unlucky stakes.

I'm not actually as quite a number of my peers are in exactly the same boat and their job security is non existent and or worse than mine. Steveo now he is the empitome of unlucky, his jobs seldom last longer than a month 2010 he had 9 different jobs.

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I thought you were an accountant?

Anyway apply and if you've got less than 6k you'll get one or t'other.

I left accountancy ages ago, I was hired as a Qs at a small firm where they laid off lots of qualified folks and parachuted me in to replace them, as Ive said I use excel and access a lot of these qualified old guys were using pen and paper.

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I've made contribs in 2010 and 2011. The entire 2009/10 tax year was a write off though, how does this tally?

I can't say for certain without knowing or wanting to know your individual circumstances (it's your business). All I do know is that you should be entitled to some contributions based JSA based on what you have said, be it 1, 3 or 6months. After that it is income based however I hope you'd have secured employment or gone on your travels by then. It is important that you make the call. With the contributions element you are not required to disclose all and sundrie.

Chin up and good luck!

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Everyone qualifies for JSA, the easiest way to do it is to fill in the form on the DirectGov website. After a couple of days they phone you up and invite you into the JobCentre for a little chat.

The best thing about it is not the JSA itself but the fact that you then qualify for Council Tax Benefit.

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It needs to be 24 months uninterrupted over two years and I think it needs to be in two complete tax years, i.e. April to April.

If it does then i'm not so sure the systems is that clever. I used to work contracts over 12-18months and then conveniently be unemployed for 4-5months at a time (summer and to go paragliding). Every letter I got said that my entitlement to JSA Contributions based was for the full 6months. Never worked for the same company over 2years and usually 12monrhs or less. My CV is tarnished because of that :)

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If it does then i'm not so sure the systems is that clever. I used to work contracts over 12-18months and then conveniently be unemployed for 4-5months at a time (summer and to go paragliding). Every letter I got said that my entitlement to JSA Contributions based was for the full 6months. Never worked for the same company over 2years and usually 12monrhs or less. My CV is tarnished because of that :)

Paragliding eh? Would you be interested in being the dropship for ParaBASE? (which I don't mean to insult your intelligence but it is BASE jumping from a paraglider) 1000ft is all I need!

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There is always that..... tbh I'm considering adventuring again on a bicycle. I think I can live on a bicycle for 50p a day for a few months.

where do you sleep

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where do you sleep

You carry a bivvy bag and a sleeping bag along with a silk liner which increases the season rating by one. If you are extremely cold you simply don't undress to sleep. I didn't take any of my clothes off through my adventure previously and I would wear my leather jacket and jeans for weeks on end.

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It needs to be 24 months uninterrupted over two years and I think it needs to be in two complete tax years, i.e. April to April.

Not 100% sure of that, but someone more knowledgeable might be able to help you out.

Good Luck as one door closes... and all that. :)

Yeah, that was the case when my sis was sacked 3 years ago.

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Paragliding eh? Would you be interested in being the dropship for ParaBASE? (which I don't mean to insult your intelligence but it is BASE jumping from a paraglider) 1000ft is all I need!

Sounds like a crack Ken - I'm based in the East Midlands and travel out to the peaks and wales. Or further afield if the mood catches me.

If you have access to a tandem set-up bonus, otherwise an old, XL widow maker off eBay would do the trick. I have some spreader bars.

Edit: been doing it almost 10 years now (and Paramotoring) so have a fairly good grasp of it. First trip to cloudbase this year a couple of weeks back (albeit only 600m ATO).

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