Jobseekers Benefit for those who quit a job

Monbretia

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Yes but there may be a disqualification period of up to 9 weeks (I think!) depending on the reason the person left the job. My daughter left a job once due to some unpleasant behaviour from her boss and was not disqualified from any weeks so it just depends, case by case basis.
 

Sue Ellen

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Disqualification
You may be disqualified from getting Jobseeker's Benefit for 9 weeks if you:

  • Left work voluntarily and without a reasonable cause
  • Lost your job through misconduct
  • Refused an offer of suitable alternative employment or suitable training - if you have been on a penalty rate of JB for at least 21 days
  • Are aged under 55 and get a redundancy payment of more than €50,000. The exact length of your disqualification (up to 9 weeks) will depend on the amount of redundancy payment you received.
 

dubman1

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What are peoples experience here who have retired from Public Service (pre 2004 entry), paying class A PRSI who are between ages 60 and 65 re waiting the full 9 weeks for the jobseekers benefit to kick in .
Or is it the policy generally to start paying out once retirement begins ?
 
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