How it works
You can apply for Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) to help you when you look for work.
This page is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).
What you need to do
You do not need to go to JSA interviews and appointments at the moment because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Check if you’re eligible for Universal Credit. If you are, you could get Universal Credit at the same time or instead of ‘new style’ JSA.
What you’ll get
There’s a maximum amount you can get - but how much you’re entitled to depends on things like your age, income and savings.
Use a benefits calculator to check how much JSA you can get, and how your other benefits will be affected.
|Age||JSA weekly amount|
|Up to 24||up to ￡58.90|
|25 or over||up to ￡74.35|
|Couples (both aged over 18)||up to ￡116.80|
How you’re paid
Payments are usually made every 2 weeks.
All benefits, pensions and allowances are usually paid into your bank, building society or credit union account.