JSA - EU Retaining Worker Status
The more I read this area of law the more confused I get. If someone has any spare time I would really appreciate some answers/views to the following questions regards when an EU National can keep their worker status…
i) I understand that when an EU national loses a job through no fault of their own eg redundancy or end of contract, they can keep their worker status.
ii) If this is so, how long must the EU National have worked before retaining their worker status eg 1 week, 4 weeks, 3 months etc.
iii) Again if I am correct as above, the work that they must have carried out for the time scale concerned (whatever that may be) must be at least 8 hours per week at least earning the minimum wage.
iv) Does the EU National only keep their worker status if they immediately sign on for JSA and are in a position to take up new work asap or can 1 or 2 weeks on the sick have no bearing on this.
v) Do they automatically regain their worker status as above if the JSA claimed is Cont Based.
vi) If the above is correct what happens when they revert to Income Based JSA after 6 months.
vii) Can worker status be kept for a maximum time of 6 months.
viii) Is there any particular year and month when keeping worker status stops.
Finally if an EU National has retained their worker status for any of the above reasons then are they allowed to receive Housing Benefit at the same time. Many thanks in advance.
NB If Worker status can be kept due to temporary illness or injury, does the illness/injury MUST be a result of the employment.[ Edited: 8 Apr 2018 at 04:34 pm by J.Mckendrick ]