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16-12-2010, 12:36   #1
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How long to wait for job seekers allowance?

If you resign from your job and then look for another job, how long do you have to wait before you can seek job seekers allowance?
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If you resign from your job and then look for another job, how long do you have to wait before you can seek job seekers allowance?
well if you left the job i think its 9 weeks before you can apply for the dole
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From reading other threads it appears you can claim Job Seekers Benefit in other EU countries for 13 weeks if you emigrate.

Does that mean if you resign from your job and emigrate you can claim 13 weeks jobs seekers Benefit after 9 weeks or would you have to remain in Ireland for the 9 weeks and then emigrate?
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From http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en..._payments.html

Jobseeker's Benefit (JB) may be transferred to another EEA member state for up to 13 weeks, if you are looking for work there. You must be getting Jobseeker's Benefit for 4 weeks before you can transfer it to another EEA member state. From 1 May 2010 new EU Regulations came into effect (pdf) which mean that if you apply to transfer your Jobseeker's Benefit, it will be paid directly to you. You will still be required to register with the employment services of the country where you have gone to look for work within a week. You must take form Form U2 (which is replacing Form E303) to the social services of the country you are travelling to. You can get a completed Form U2 from your local social welfare office.

The 13-week period of payment may be extended to 6 months in exceptional circumstances. Also you may now transfer your JB payment more than once while you are unemployed provided you do not exceed the maximum period of 13 weeks (6 months if extended).
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From http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en..._payments.html

Jobseeker's Benefit (JB) may be transferred to another EEA member state for up to 13 weeks, if you are looking for work there. You must be getting Jobseeker's Benefit for 4 weeks before you can transfer it to another EEA member state. From 1 May 2010 new EU Regulations came into effect (pdf) which mean that if you apply to transfer your Jobseeker's Benefit, it will be paid directly to you. You will still be required to register with the employment services of the country where you have gone to look for work within a week. You must take form Form U2 (which is replacing Form E303) to the social services of the country you are travelling to. You can get a completed Form U2 from your local social welfare office.

The 13-week period of payment may be extended to 6 months in exceptional circumstances. Also you may now transfer your JB payment more than once while you are unemployed provided you do not exceed the maximum period of 13 weeks (6 months if extended).
So stay in Ireland 13 weeks, the last 4 of which you can claim for. Then claim for a further 9 abroad right?
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Somebody said to me that the 9 weeks that you have to wait will be back paid if you haven't found a job in that period. Is that right?
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