Bank Holidays - Job seekers allowance query?

Discussion in 'Welfare and state benefits' started by witchymand, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. witchymand

    witchymand Frequent Poster

    My brother works a two day week (Tues & Wed), and has been receiving Job seekers allowance for the remainder four days, he has been receiving job seekers allowance for over a year. Every Bank holiday, the following week he does Not receive any payment from the dole as the dole told him that he would not be entitled to any money after a bank holiday. He normally receives €235 per week (JSA) but lo and behold this week after a Bank Holiday he received a cheque for €176, so now I was thinking should he have been receiving this all along, or have they made a mistake? Could anyone advise. If you want any further info just ask.
  2. ClubMan

    ClubMan Frequent Poster

    Perhaps read the sections entitled
    • Employee Holiday Entitlements for Paid and Public Holidays
    • Revised Qualification Condition for Public Holidays
    • Pay for Public Holidays for Employees
  3. Welfarite

    Welfarite Frequent Poster

    It is not that he is not entitled to JA for bank holidays per se. It is based on his entitlement to pay from the employer for the BH. A bank holiday is treated as a day of unemployment like any other day unless the person is paid by an employer for it.