Can I still claim job seekers allowance if my partner works?

We are moving in together, and I receive job seekers now, will I not be able to get it now I'm moving in with him? He works about 30 hours a week, he is 17 and I am 18 (don't want anyone judging me please) :) and even though he works can I still get job seekers? Thank you
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By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jan 20, 2012
Posted: on Apr 19, 2012
We aren't on joint claim either
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Feb 15, 2011
Posted: on Apr 19, 2012
no you won't he works too many hours and I'm guessing earn too much, if you don't earn enough to cover rent you may get help with housing benefit and council tax benefit xx
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Feb 15, 2011
Posted: on Apr 19, 2012
if your expecting once baby arrives, you can claim child tax credit, working tax credit and child benefit x
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Oct 28, 2011
Posted: on Apr 19, 2012
I was on job seekers before we moved in but then that stopped. Depending on what your oh earns will determine what help you get.
My oh earns too much so we can't claim working tax or any help at all just basic child benefit :-(
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jan 20, 2012
Posted: on Apr 19, 2012
He only get's about 100 a week? Cause he's under 18 it's a low rate he gets paid :/
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Feb 15, 2011
Posted: on Apr 19, 2012
as far as i know you have to work under 16 hours but due to the tax credits change it could now be 24, I used to work 5 hours a week and claim income top up as I didn't earn enough x
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Feb 15, 2011
Posted: on Apr 19, 2012
you should defiantly get help with rent once baby is here I'm now sure how much your best bet is to go to citizens advise but I'm 99% sure you won't get jsa even though he doesn't earn a lot xx
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jan 22, 2012
Posted: on Apr 19, 2012
normally you would not get any jsa att all if you live with someone as in a relationship whom is working over 16hrs. in the eyes of the law as you live with them they are either exspected to pay for your cost of living or you do yourself not the goverment. harsh wen your partner doesnt earn much. BUT as your partners is under 18 he is not classed as an adult in the goverment law thus he cannot be exspected to be a sole dependant for an adult and fund your living costs yet. i dnt kno the exact ins and outs and you will have to speak to people at the job centre as things change soo much.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Feb 15, 2011
Posted: on Apr 19, 2012
http://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum_dg/groups/dg_digitalassets/@dg/@en/documents/digitalasset/dg_200090.html

download the pdf further down the page its a leaflet about jsa page 11 has info on under 18's claiming jsa xx
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jan 20, 2012
Posted: on Apr 19, 2012
Thanks ladies. Think im guna go to citizen advice to see what they say!:)
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Dec 12, 2011
Posted: on Apr 19, 2012
You can be on job seekers up until eleven weeks before your due date regardless of whether oh works or not.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jan 20, 2012
Posted: on Apr 19, 2012
can i still claim it after 11 weeks before baby due x
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Dec 12, 2011
Posted: on Apr 19, 2012
Nope. They said to me that I wouldn't be able to claim anything after that and that because OH works we wouldn't be entitled to anything until baby is born when we can go for child benefit and working tax credits but nothing else
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Oct 28, 2011
Posted: on Apr 19, 2012
Basically don't live with your baby's father and you're fine. Joke!!!! It is horrendous trying to get by but even if I went back to work I don't even have money for childcare. Work clothes. Travel etc.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Feb 01, 2012
Posted: on Apr 19, 2012
Pp speak to Reed in partnership they have a really good scheme to help u back to work n fund interviews n clothing etc .. They can help I thought that b 4 I went back but working I was a lot better off x
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jan 20, 2012
Posted: on Apr 20, 2012
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By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Oct 31, 2011
Posted: on Apr 20, 2012
I live with my partner and claim job seekers. doesn't make a difference who you live with or what they earn.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Oct 31, 2011
Posted: on Apr 20, 2012
And start maternity allowence 11 weeks before due date at £128 a week!
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Mar 31, 2012
Posted: on Apr 20, 2012
i got kicked of the job seekers when my boyfriend got a job because he should look after me and are baby when its here, its absoloutley ridiculous lol. im sure if you phone them you can find out what youre entitled too. :-) x
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jan 19, 2012
Posted: on Apr 20, 2012
U need to know if u are on contribution or income based jsa, speak to your adviser at the jobcentre they can do a better off calc for u telling u what u will be entitled before and after the birth. I work in a jobcentre always better to give them a call to discuss options :)
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jan 10, 2012
Posted: on Apr 20, 2012
Because he works 30 hours u will only recieve child ben and working tax credit plus his wages. If he was too only work 16 hours thats when u still get help with your rent etc xx
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jan 10, 2012
Posted: on Apr 20, 2012
I couldnt claim it when my boyfriend worked full time had to pay full rent the lot xx
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Feb 15, 2011
Posted: on Apr 20, 2012
as far as I know if you live as a couple and your partner works you can't get it as the government assume your partner will financially support you.
I was on income support as I worked only 5 hours a week my partner moved in and was working I was no longer entitled to income support or jsa as he was working 18 hours a week at the time, we could claim housing and council tax help and working and child tax credit.
we were on jsa as a couple this is going back a good few Years but I got a job working 20 hours there for he was not entitled to claim jsa as I was working and we lived together.
the rules might have changed slightly due to tax credits changing their rules to 24 hours a week but over that you won't be able to claim anything but working tax credit if you have children.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jan 10, 2012
Posted: on Apr 20, 2012
Its s*** x
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Feb 15, 2011
Posted: on Apr 20, 2012
my partner works 53+ hours a week and we have only just come off housing help that's how hard you have to work, twice this week he's done 15 hour days and will have worked 65 hours over 5 days and he works 2 jobs x

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