Boards.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more x
Thread Closed  
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
01-08-2011, 21:55   #1
aissmythsmh
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 14
2 Social Welfare Benefits for UK Residents

Hi there, my friend is moving to Dublin from the UK to look for work. Do you know if she can sign on immediately while she is looking for work? or long does she need to be living here before she can claim social welfare? Thanks
aissmythsmh is offline  
Advertisement
01-08-2011, 21:57   #2
corkonion
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 237
moving to dublin from the uk for work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ha Ha Ha .... HE he He He,,,,,,,,,,,very good....
its the way ya tell em!!
corkonion is offline  
(2) thanks from:
01-08-2011, 22:04   #3
aissmythsmh
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 14
Benefit

Mmmmmmmm you didn't answer my question
aissmythsmh is offline  
01-08-2011, 22:07   #4
corkonion
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 237
yes, any european citizan is entitled to claim the relevent payment (job seekers allowance, social security, dole, etc) in any european country as long as they are seeking employment, have an address, and are residing in that country
corkonion is offline  
01-08-2011, 22:07   #5
Spear
Moderator
 
Spear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Dublin,Ireland
Posts: 13,384
Moved from N&F.
Spear is offline  
Advertisement
01-08-2011, 22:12   #6
donegal11
Closed Account
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 683
Was your friend claiming benefit in the uk and if so what type? If so I think you may be able to claim jobseekers benefit here but it would be at the uk rate for a certain number of weeks
donegal11 is offline  
01-08-2011, 22:17   #7
chasm
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: the west
Posts: 1,466
Does the habitual residence clause not apply for social assistance payments?
chasm is offline  
Thanks from:
01-08-2011, 22:47   #8
aissmythsmh
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 14
Not sure what habitual residence is?? She was claiming the dole in the UK for the last 3 months. 65pounds a week I think. It's mad that she can move over here & just sign on tho...in that case anyone can move here can do it.....seems very lax does it not? She would be staying with a friend so maybe she just needs proof that she is staying at that address etc...
aissmythsmh is offline  
01-08-2011, 23:12   #9
mrsbyrne
Registered User
 
mrsbyrne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,334
by "dole" do you mean Jobseekers Benefit or Jobseekers Allowance? If she is claiming Jobseekers Benefit, she can go to her local Job Centre Plus and arrange to have the 65 pounds paid to her here for 78 days. see below:
(c) Transfer of Benefit - Article 64
Under this Article a person who is fully unemployed and has been in receipt of JB in one of the European countries for at least 4 weeks, may transfer this benefit to one of the other European countries for 13 weeks,(78 days) provided the person is seeking employment in that country. The Competent State (the State paying the JB) may extend the period of 78 days to 6 months in certain circumstances. The person registers as unemployed in the country to which s/he travels and the competent institution pays the benefit to the person while s/he is seeking employment in that country.

If shes on Jobseekers Allowance in England than she will have to fulfill the HRC to get it here. and she wont fulfill it ,so she wont get anything.
http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en...n_ireland.html
mrsbyrne is offline  
Thanks from:
Advertisement
01-08-2011, 23:20   #10
aissmythsmh
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 14
hey

thanks very much for that info. I know that they signed off in the uk about 4 weeks ago would they need to sign on again over in the UK in order to transfer it? or could they come over right now & sign on untill they find work etc?
aissmythsmh is offline  
01-08-2011, 23:25   #11
Offy
Closed Account
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 1,636
Quote:
Originally Posted by chasm View Post
Does the habitual residence clause not apply for social assistance payments?

You can transfer JB but not JA from Ireland to UK, I expect it can also be transfered from UK to Ireland.
Offy is offline  
Thanks from:
01-08-2011, 23:37   #12
mrsbyrne
Registered User
 
mrsbyrne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,334
Quote:
Originally Posted by aissmythsmh View Post
thanks very much for that info. I know that they signed off in the uk about 4 weeks ago would they need to sign on again over in the UK in order to transfer it? or could they come over right now & sign on untill they find work etc?
the easiest way to find out is for them to pop down to the Job Centre in the morning or definitely before they make any more plans to move to Ireland. or are they here already, is that it? not a good move if thats it!
mrsbyrne is offline  
01-08-2011, 23:40   #13
chasm
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: the west
Posts: 1,466
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrsbyrne View Post
the easiest way to find out is for them to pop down to the Job Centre in the morning or definitely before they make any more plans to move to Ireland. or are they here already, is that it? not a good move if thats it!
Was thinking that myself! aissmythsmh if your friend has signed off already in the UK, are we right to assume they are on jobseekers allowance not benefit?
chasm is offline  
Thread Closed

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search