Hello, I'm wondering if Iwill be able to claim Job Seekers Allowance in the next month and a bit before Basic. I've had a full time job for the past year but lost it when they found i was joining up. At the moment i'm waiting to be given ADSC dates following good interviews with the ACIO sergeants. With the money i've saved I plan to spend time with the girlfriend without the 8-5 getting in the way - and use the extra time to get fitter. It was a surprise to lose the job, but it's not the end of the world. Seem's silly to work all the way up until Basic when i could be spending time appreciating being around where i grew up. In short i'm not a dirty scrounger lol. I've been paying full taxes for the past year and i'm wondering if i'll be able to claim benefits to pay some of the bills until i go away. Not sure whether to tell the people in the JSA Office what i'm doing or just to pretend to be looking for work [as i presume everyone else does..]. Thanks for your help!