My 19 year old son started at university in September but didnt really attend much. He has now left and 6 weeks ago he applied for Jobseekers allowance. He has just been asked for evidence from the uni that he will not be returning. He has also been told that he may not be able to get jobseekers allowance until the end of the acedemic year in September. I have been told without jobseekers he will not be entitled to housing benefit. He is due out of his university accomodation in 3 weeks and has no money and will be homeless as he cannot come home for family reasons. I am worried sick - what happens to someone in my sons position please?
System of Law: England-and-Wales
Thanks for your question. Please remember to rate my answer SMILEY FACE OR ABOVE so that I am credited for my time.His entitlement to HB is entirely separate and in fact not linked.So no just because he does not get JSA does not mean he is not entitled to HB.He will be subject to a penalty from JSA - this is because he didnt have to leave the course - he chose to.It is the same as walking out of a job - JSA can be with held.But he is entitled to HB regardless of the fact he may/may not get JSA.But if he is refused JSA he can appeal to the Social Security Tribunal who is an independent body that can reverse the JSA decision. Please remember to click *** SMILEY FACE *** or above so that I am credited for my time. Thank you. Important: If you feel the need to rate as one of the lower two scores, it counts as negative feedback so please reply to me via the REPLY with any further questions you may have. I will be happy to assist you further.
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I expected more detail, how can Housing benefit team help, how is he assessed. If he is not entitiled to Jobseekers allowance can he claim any other benefits - how is he to live? You havent given details as to how Housing benefit is assessed and how they help young people to find accomodation. Also you havent explained the penalty from JSA. No details to any of the answers given, sorry it doesnt help alot
He would be assessed by the Homeless team.They would assess what sort of need he is in and attempt to find suitable accommodation.They would assess his needs needs and if priority then he may be placed into emergency banding.They may also be able to provide a crisis loan to him. Any accommodation may be in the private sector, rather than Council housing but if he is in need to will be able to get housing. Please remember to click *** SMILEY FACE *** or above so that I am credited for my time. Thank you. Important: If you feel the need to rate as one of the lower two scores, it counts as negative feedback so please reply to me via the REPLY with any further questions you may have. I will be happy to assist you further.
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