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nobody760

Child Allowance and Tax Credits for my 17 year old son are due to end at the
end of December. I applied for an extension for these benefits after he left
school in June. At no time was I given any information that they were
available by the relevant agencies - I had to find out myself - but that is
another matter! In fairness to the boy he has applied for lots of jobs but
with no success as yet.

My questions are what is his/my position if he has not got employment by the
end of this month? I am 61 now and due to ill health am in receipt of
Pension Credit (£105). Surely I can't be expected to keep the two of us on
that - keeping one is difficult enough. Is he entitled to any benefits in
his own right bearing in mind my circumstances?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Patrick

The Jobseeker's Allowance


The Jobseeker's Act of 1995 and the Jobseeker's (NI) Order in Northern Ireland
introduced the new Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA). This replaced both unemployment
benefit and income support for unemployed people and set up a clear link between
receiving benefit and looking for work. To receive the allowance, a person must be
capable both of working and of actively seeking work. Claimants must also enter into
a jobseeker's agreement stating the actions and training they will undertake to seek
work. The JSA is not generally available to 16- and 17-year-olds. Instead, 16- and
17-year-olds not in work or education are offered employment-related training under
the Work Based Training for Young People scheme, which includes an allowance. In
England, Wales and Scotland Jobseeker's Allowance is managed by Employment Jobcentre
Plus on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). In Northern Ireland,
the Social Security Agency is responsible for the administration and delivery of
benefits.

Modern Apprenticeships

Formerly known as National Traineeships, these are aimed at young people aged 16 to
18 and are available in more than 80 sectors of industry and commerce. Usually
lasting around three years, they enable young people to receive a mixture of
on-the-job training and classroom work leading to a qualification, usually an NVQ
Level 2.

The New Deal

The New Deal is a part of the current government's 'Welfare to Work' strategy. It
aims to close the gap between the skills employers want and the skills people can
offer by providing training and support for certain groups who have difficulty
finding work. A review of financial support for 16 to 19 year olds, including the
financial incentives for young people to participate in education and training and
the interaction between this support and any new minimum wage for 16 and 17 year
olds; the financial support for young people and their parents or carers, including
those who are living independently and those in very low paid employment; and how the
system of financial incentives and support could be rationalised, given the variety
of channels through which it is currently delivered;



Here are a few links, concerning the above, the first one confirms the information
given above the second one will give you an idea as too what happens next....



http://www.ssani.gov.uk/gbi/clientgroups/1617YearOlds.htm


http://www.ssani.gov.uk/gbi/clientgroups/1617YearOldsJobskills.htm


http://www.justdosomething.net/xsp/xsc.asp?uri=/home/hsw/employment/help


http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=cache:9mvTLg_oLQEJ:www.hertsdirect.org/infobase/docs/pdfstore/1617+17+years+and+Unemployed+2004&hl=en target=nw


http://www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk/cms.asp?Page=/Home/Customers/WorkingAgeBenefits/497


http://www.worktrain.gov.uk/worktrain/HomePage.aspx?SessionID=3e1bfcdf-839a-44cd-b734-88b87bc3b133


Patrick



"nobody760" Wanted to know what happens next????

(e-mail address removed):con5k7$8l4$1@newsg2.svr.pol.co.uk...
| Child Allowance and Tax Credits for my 17 year old son are due to end at the
| end of December. I applied for an extension for these benefits after he left
| school in June. At no time was I given any information that they were
| available by the relevant agencies - I had to find out myself - but that is
| another matter! In fairness to the boy he has applied for lots of jobs but
| with no success as yet.
|
| My questions are what is his/my position if he has not got employment by the
| end of this month? I am 61 now and due to ill health am in receipt of
| Pension Credit (£105). Surely I can't be expected to keep the two of us on
| that - keeping one is difficult enough. Is he entitled to any benefits in
| his own right bearing in mind my circumstances?
|
| Thanks in advance.
|
|
 
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Martin Davies

nobody760 said:
Child Allowance and Tax Credits for my 17 year old son are due to end at the
end of December. I applied for an extension for these benefits after he left
school in June. At no time was I given any information that they were
available by the relevant agencies - I had to find out myself - but that is
another matter! In fairness to the boy he has applied for lots of jobs but
with no success as yet.

My questions are what is his/my position if he has not got employment by the
end of this month? I am 61 now and due to ill health am in receipt of
Pension Credit (£105). Surely I can't be expected to keep the two of us on
that - keeping one is difficult enough. Is he entitled to any benefits in
his own right bearing in mind my circumstances?

Thanks in advance.
Might be worth him getting a couple of part time jobs to help out if he
can't get benefits, or get much benefit.
Perhaps delivering free papers? Or cleaning work? Those are the two jobs I
always see advertised that don't require age, qualifications or particular
skills. And together can be more than your money coming in.

Martin <><
 

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