As a furloughed worker, I won’t get my pay until government pay it to my employer, because they’re a family business and can’t afford it as not trading at the moment. If I claim new style Jobseeker’s Allowance, will it prevent me from getting my 80% pay through the furloughed worker scheme. Or will it have no impact? I know I can’t work and have any work earnings, but can I claim jobseekers earnings, in which case I’ll get full benefits until my furloughed pay and then have that lump sum too?

You can take on temp work if you get permission from your employer in advance. If you need money now you can apply for UC and they will look at your individual case.

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