You might be able to get 'new style' Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) while you look for a full-time job. You can get it while you’re out of work, or if you’re working less than 16 hours a week.
You can claim new style JSA on its own or with Universal Credit - check if you can get Universal Credit.
There are 2 old types of JSA, which some people are still getting - they’re called ‘income-based’ or ‘contribution-based’.
You can only apply for income-based JSA if you’re already getting contribution-based JSA - check if you can get income-based JSA.
You can’t make a new claim for contribution-based JSA.
You can claim new style JSA if:
You should also be:
You can’t get new style JSA if you:
You can contact your nearest Citizens Advice to find out what help you can get.
If you’re applying for new style JSA it doesn’t matter what country you’re from.
Check if you’re eligible for Universal Credit - if you are, you can apply for that instead.
If you’re eligible for new style JSA, you can get a 'personal allowance' each week of up to:
The exact amount you get will depend on your circumstances - for example, your payment might be less if you work part-time or get a pension.
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