Go Back   Askaboutmoney.com > General Financial Issues > Welfare and state benefits

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 13-12-2005, 02:20 PM
poncho
 
Posts: n/a
Default Out of work never claimed benefits? Can I recieve backdated unemployment benefit?

Was made redundant in July after working 5 years. Was abroad for last few months and I am content to stay out of work till next march or so. Have not claimed any benefits from the state as yet. Someone told me I could recieve backdated unemployment benefit - Anyone know if this is true ??
thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 13-12-2005, 02:56 PM
ajapale ajapale is offline
 
Posts: 7,647
Default Re: Out of work never claimed benefits? Can I get recieve backdated unemployment bene

Hi Poncho,

Im moving your post to the Jobs/Unemployment forum from the tax forum.

aj
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 13-12-2005, 03:46 PM
ClubMan ClubMan is offline
*********
 
Posts: 43,730
Default Re: Out of work never claimed benefits? Can I get recieve backdated unemployment benefit?

I'm pretty sure that you can't backdate Unemployment Benefit/Assistance claims other than when your original claim takes a while to process and they backdate payments to the start of the qualifying period of unemployment. However check with Welfare just to be sure.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 13-12-2005, 03:50 PM
colc1 colc1 is offline
Frequent Poster
 
Posts: 312
Default Re: Out of work never claimed benefits? Can I get recieve backdated unemployment benefit?

I was in that situation a couple of years back and got it back dated for around 10 weeks or so
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 13-12-2005, 03:53 PM
Vanilla Vanilla is offline
Frequent Poster
 
Posts: 3,906
Default Re: Out of work never claimed benefits? Can I get recieve backdated unemployment benefit?

Yes it is possible to backdate claims, however you have to be actively available for work to claim the benefit- if you were abroad and do not intend to look for work for the next few months then you may not be eligible.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 13-12-2005, 04:00 PM
ClubMan ClubMan is offline
*********
 
Posts: 43,730
Default Re: Out of work never claimed benefits? Can I get recieve backdated unemployment benefit?

OK - I stand corrected. Apologies for any confusion cause by my post above. See here for information about backdating claims.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 13-12-2005, 04:10 PM
Berni Berni is offline
Frequent Poster
 
Location: Dublin
Posts: 686
Default Re: Out of work never claimed benefits? Can I get recieve backdated unemployment bene

The furthest your claim could be backdated is to the date of your return to Ireland. However, if you do not intend to look for work, it is likely you will be disqualified on the basis that you are not "available for, and genuinely seeking, work"
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 14-12-2005, 01:58 PM
lukegriffen lukegriffen is offline
Frequent Poster
 
Posts: 136
Default Re: Out of work never claimed benefits? Can I recieve backdated unemployment benefit?

In Nov. I returned from a year abroad & signed on a week later.
They wouldn't let me backdate it to my arrival date in Ireland, only from the date I applied.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 14-12-2005, 02:43 PM
Danmo Danmo is offline
Frequent Poster
 
Posts: 293
Default Re: Out of work never claimed benefits? Can I recieve backdated unemployment benefit?

If you weren't available to apply - I would say you weren't available to work/seeking work and any payment would only be from claim application date. That has been my experience
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:40 AM.