Out of work never claimed benefits? Can I recieve backdated unemployment benefit?

Discussion in 'Welfare and state benefits' started by poncho, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. poncho

    poncho Guest

    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
     
  2. ajapale

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    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
     
  3. ClubMan

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    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.
     
  4. colc1

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    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
     
  5. Vanilla

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    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.
     
  6. ClubMan

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    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.
     
  7. Berni

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    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"
     
  8. lukegriffen

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    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.
     
  9. Danmo

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    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