Jobseeker’s Allowance

Source: HM Government | | 13/05/2021

The Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) is a benefit for those usually aged over 18 who are either not working or who are currently working less than 16 hours per week. Applicants must be capable of working and actively looking for work. There are three different types of JSA. However, two of these JSAs, the contribution based JSA  and Income-based JSA are no longer available to new applicants. 

The New Style JSA replaced the contribution-based JSA and works in the same way. To be eligible for the JSA, applicants will have needed to have worked as an employee and paid Class 1 National Insurance contributions, usually in the last 2 to 3 years.

Applicants that are eligible must then attend a phone interview with their local Jobcentre Plus office and continue to actively look for work. JSA payments can be stopped if the recipient does not keep to their agreement to look for work and cannot give a good reason.

The actual amount awarded depends on the applicant's age, income and savings. The maximum rate for the New Style JSA is £59.20 for those aged under 25 and £74.70 for those aged 25 and over.

Applicants that cannot work due to coronavirus can also claim the JSA if they meet the relevant eligibility requirements. 



Contact Us

8-10 Queen Street
Seaton
Devon
EX12 2NY
Tel: 01297 624188

Also in Exeter

21 Heavitree Road
Exeter
Devon
EX1 2LD
Tel: 01392 823999

 

Cookie Policy

Latest News

Mandatory vaccinations for those working in care homes
24/06/2021 - More...
The government has published its response to its consultation on making COVID-19 vaccination a condition of deployment

Tax Diary July/August 2021
24/06/2021 - More...
1 July 2021 - Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 30 September 2020. 6 July 2021 - Complete and submit

Childcare top-up to cover summer activities
24/06/2021 - More...
As the school holidays fast approach, many parents face having to organise extra school holiday childcare over the

News Search


Newsletter

With our newsletter, you automatically receive our latest news per e-mail and get access to the archive including advanced search options!

» Sign up for the newsletter
» Login