Last edited: 5 Dec 2018 Hi, I have some questions regarding returning to work after a period on jobseekers benefit. The first is related to the thread title. I am claiming jobseekers benefit and the company I will be joining have agreed to pay me a Relocation/joining bonus before christmas I will not be starting with the company or have a contract in place until the new year. Can I continue to claim jobseekers benefit or does the bonus count as having started work etc? The other questions is in relation to tax credits, I only worked for 6 months of 2018 and have been on jobseekers since. Does the jobseekers use up my tax credits or can I apply 6 months of unused tax credits to the bonus I will receive (or if the bonus wasn't happening reclaim tax from the first 6 months of the year)? Thanks.