Job Seekers, What is a joint claim?
HI I am currently on job seekers (income based) as a joint claim, my question is, what is it that makes it a joint claim?? is it people who class them selfs as boyfrend and girlfriend?? is it people living together weather they are a couple or not?? me and my partner are planing on making it in to 2 single claims as i have a feeling i will be sanctioned soon (new job book things they have are so annoying and fustraiting to understand), so if i do get sanctioned it will also affect her, but she is also pregnant and we need as much money as possable, so if we go single claim instead of joint it wont affect her. Please dont tell me to go out and get a job, its not like i haven't been trying, just most jobs require experience or licences which the job center refuses to pay for UNLESS a employer GUARANTEE me a job :/ but even then the job center may only CONSIDER paying for it or some of it. anyway back to my question lol, would we be able to go single claiming or not?? we live together as boyfriend and girlfriend, but are planning on saying we broke up but are still living together, could this be possible?? How do you respond to messages?? lol anyway, i don't believe living together with someone counts as a joint claim as only 1 person gets all the money and it is up to them if they share it or not, if they dont then there is nothing that can be done as as teh other person(s) have agreed to it, also a joint claim can only be made for 2 people not for liek a group of 5 people. also we get more money as a joint claim for some strange reason,, think we get about £100 more every 2 weeks than others would on a joint claim (my partner is claiming DLA though which tops it up) but even mine works out more than it should be.
Asked By: - 7/24/2013
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If you live under the same roof as someone with whom you act as a couple, i.e. shop together, eat meals together, potentially share a bedroom (but not necessarily), holiday together and visit friends together, share finances, have bills in joint names, have a joint account, a joint tenancy agreement... etc. If any of... More
Answered By: Josephine - 7/25/2013
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No, if you continue to live together you will be assessed as joint claimants no matter what you say about your relationship - especially if you are having a child together which you will be jointly responsible for. Otherwise everyone would say that wouldn't they.
Answered By: Jan - 7/24/2013
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