I dont get that because as a British person (are you?) and a tax payer you could have claimed JSA in your own right so you were miss informed.
I am indeed British, my dealings with the job centre were confusing beyond belief.
If you as a person who has already worked were turned down, what made you think they give her a free ride?
Just asumed by all the daily mail style hysteria I have heard over the years that it would be easier for her.
Didnt you forget the work option? You know that strange thing that pays the bills? Just curious but how old is she?
Old enough to know way better.
She will not get JSA as she needs to be actively looking for employment and furnish evidence of that. She is a coaster, one of the escaper brigade. Leave her to her own devices and cut your losses.
She worked all her life till she got here, I am sure that the moment she realises I ain't paying out she will find work quickly.
Let her find her own way or getting benefits whether eligible or not. Other Poles do.
They do indeed, I have huge respect for those making the move to London, it is hard enough to get established as a British Citizen.