Is anyone on this site on jobseekers allowance? Iv`e been searching for work for a long time now, & I`m 3 years from retirement age. The problem is that employers don`t really want people of my age, so I have to manage on the benefits system. I had an appointment with A4e, who are supposed to help people back into work, on the 7th of this month, but I received no letter telling me & so I missed the appointment. The benefits people have seen fit to punish me by stopping me a month`s jobseeker`s allowance. Iv`e appealed against the decision & applied for a hardship claim, but it does seem harsh. I won`t be entitled to any benefits again until the 23rd of this month. I really hate being dependant on these people, & I wish that I could roll the clock forward to 2015, then I can pick up my pension book & wave goodbye to signing on, & useless government schemes that don`t help the unemployed at all.