Dole eligibility

Discussion in 'Welfare and state benefits' started by settlement, Aug 12, 2017 at 11:16 AM.

  1. settlement

    settlement Frequent Poster

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    Hi all,

    I have a job offer in February which I am accepting. It's in another country.
    I am currently not employed.
    Am I entitled to claim the dole in Ireland until February?
     
  2. gipimann

    gipimann Frequent Poster

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    If you are looking for, and available for work, then you can apply for jobseekers.
     
  3. settlement

    settlement Frequent Poster

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    So, somebody who found work but is not yet starting cannot apply?
     
  4. Palerider

    Palerider Frequent Poster

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    It is means tested, you can apply if you are actively seeking employment, you can tell them you have an offer in another country in February, if you are entitled you will get the assistance until then, if you have built up stamps from another job then you may be entitled to JSB rather than JSA or dole as it is commonly referred to.
     
  5. gipimann

    gipimann Frequent Poster

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    If you are available for and looking for work now, then you can apply.