If I resign from my job, can I still claim benefits?

how can i claim benefits

I currently work in a call centre and am awaiting disciplinary action for poor timekeeping (which is classed as misconduct) and also now pending an investigation for use of mobile phone in the contact centre (which is gross misconduct) which will almost certainly go to disciplinary as well. I am guilty of both of. show more I currently work in a call centre and am awaiting disciplinary action for poor timekeeping (which is classed as misconduct) and also now pending an investigation for use of mobile phone in the contact centre (which is gross misconduct) which will almost certainly go to disciplinary as well. I am guilty of both of these; I answered a call on my phone from my lift 10minutes after my shift had ended, but they have a strict no phones policy due to data protection.

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Best Answer: You can make a claim, but whether you will get any JSA is another thing altogether! Anyone who leaves their job voluntarily has

made themselves unemployed, so benefit can be sanctioned for up to 26 weeks; it is up to you to prove that you had a good enough reason for leaving.

It sounds to me as you're over a barrel either way. I wouldn't fancy your chances in finding another job, with no decent reference; it would be different if you were innocent of the charges made against you, but as you're not, well.

Incidentally you would not get any Income-based JSA anyway if your partner works 24 hours or more anyway, and for JSA Contributions-based (payable for 182 days) you would need to have paid enough Class 1 NI contributions in 2010/2011 and 2011/12 tax years; if you have paid enough to get JSA C but your benefit IS sanctioned for 26 weeks (ie 182 days), the JSA C cumulative total still continues to rise throughout the sanction, so this could mean that you exhaust all entitlement to JSA C by the time the sanction ends!

Source: uk.answers.yahoo.com

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