Unemployed - wants to move abroad

Discussion in 'Redundancy, unemployment & jobseekers entitlements' started by SDMXTWO, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. SDMXTWO

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    What is the scenario if you are long term unemployed, without hope of a job here and facing into another damp winter and all the bills that brings. Can you go abroad and look for work? how does that work out and how long can you do it for. Thanks.
     
  2. Protocol

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    Freedom of movement within the EU.

    You are free to travel, yes.

    The question is how you might support yourself in another EU country......................
     
  3. SDMXTWO

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    Freedom of movement, yes. But if you wanted a month away to try a new country and get work, do they pay your welfare into a bank acc I wonder?
     
  4. ppmeath

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    http://www.citizensinformation.ie/e...going_abroad_and_social_welfare_payments.html

    Jobseeker's Benefit (JB) may be transferred to another EEA member state for up to 13 weeks (78 days), if you are looking for work there. You must be getting Jobseeker's Benefit for 4 weeks before you can transfer it to another EEA member state (this requirement can be waived in some instances). From 1 May 2010 new EU Regulations came into effect (pdf) which mean that if you apply to transfer your Jobseeker's Benefit, it will be paid directly to you. If an Increase for a Qualified Adult (IQA) or Increases for Qualified Children (IQC) are being paid you continue to be paid these in the normal way (whether your dependents travel abroad with you or not).
     
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  5. gipimann

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    A person who is long-term unemployed is more likely to be on Jobseeker's Allowance than Jobseeker's Benefit. Jobseeker's Allowance is not transferrable outside Ireland.
     
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  6. SDMXTWO

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    Jobseeker's Allowance is not transferrable outside Ireland.

    Ahh thats the answer so.
     
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  7. gipimann

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  8. SDMXTWO

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    Thanks, will look it up.