I moved here with my Grandparents 18 months ago and am originally from the UK (born there) and live with my Grandparents bought house here in Ireland. I have spent this time renovating my grandparents house for free and they have been supporting me. I have never worked here.
I have applied for JSA and filled in all forms and have had a home visit and as I had not heard anything I gave the social protection office a ring to see how my claim is going.
The lady went off to check and came back and said it is bad news as it's not a favorable decision.
She stated that I didn't give proof of income and that I didn't prove residency.
In my application I filled in my PPS number. I thought this was proof of residency?
I enclosed a copy of my bank statement which shows only 100 euro in it. How else can I prove residency and income?
My grandparents had also written a letter stating I live with them and that I didnt receive any money from renovating there house.
I plan to appeal as my Grandparents plan to sell up and move back to the UK.
I would like to stay in Ireland but if I can't get any money I will have to move back with them. Otherwise I would starve!!
Thanks. Stove Fan