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    Line between JSA and ESA?

    A point was made on another thread which I wondered if any one knew the answer to.
    If you are refused ESA and apply for JSA, but JSA deem you unfit for work what do you do?

    Also, is it that if you can't get ESA or JSA you would get IS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wobble1 View Post
    A point was made on another thread which I wondered if any one knew the answer to.
    If you are refused ESA and apply for JSA, but JSA deem you unfit for work what do you do?

    Also, is it that if you can't get ESA or JSA you would get IS?
    Where possible you would appeal ESA being refused as you can continue to be paid ESA while waiting for the appeal. The Job Centre have to consider whether there is any suitable work you can do despite health problems. The work can be part time instead of full time.

    Income support is claimed by lone parent with child under 7 yrs or if you get carers allowance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    The Job Centre have to consider whether there is any suitable work you can do despite health problems. The work can be part time instead of full time.
    Have JC staff been instructed by the DWP to do this?
    At one time when you signed on you were signing to say that you were available for ANY work 24/7. If you said there was certain work you couldn't do they wouldn't let you sign on for JSA.

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    wobble there is a name for this when it happens to people in the system simply called passing the buck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wobble1 View Post
    Have JC staff been instructed by the DWP to do this?
    At one time when you signed on you were signing to say that you were available for ANY work 24/7. If you said there was certain work you couldn't do they wouldn't let you sign on for JSA.
    The JSA rules allow you to restrict the hours and days you are looking for work if you have health problems that affect you being available
    for full time work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    The JSA rules allow you to restrict the hours and days you are looking for work if you have health problems that affect you being available
    for full time work.
    Oh OK. Maybe if you could post a link to where this rule is would be helpfull for some. I think then that there maybe a problem in JC staff training as this doesn't seem to be the case.
    As mickeydt1 says it is more often the case that JC tell people to go away if they have health problems.

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    Was unaware of that ruling unless its an unwritten rule.I thought to qualify for JSA you have to be able to show that you are available to take up any employment for at least 40 hours per week.There are a few exceptions but dont see any listed on disability grounds

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