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Jobseeker's Allowance

Jobseeker's Allowance - introduction

Jobseeker’s Allowance is the main benefit for people of working age who are out of work or work less than 16 hours a week on average. If you're eligible, it is paid while you're looking for work

Jobseeker's Allowance - what happens after I claim?

Find out what happens after you make your JSA claim, how and at what rates Jobseeker's Allowance is paid, and other useful information about this benefit

Jobseeker's Allowance - rules for couples or anyone entering the UK

Find out about the rules relating to JSA claims for anyone from the European Economic Area (EEA) entering the UK

Jobseeker's Allowance - Joint Claims

Help and advice about joint claims for Jobseeker's Allowance
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Jobseeker's Allowance - Premiums for people with children, carers and pensioners

Premiums are special additions in the calculation of Jobseeker's Allowance. This page contains information for people with children, carers and pensioners
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Jobseeker's Allowance – Premiums for people with long-term illness or disability

Premiums are special additions in the calculation of Jobseeker's Allowance. This page contains information for people who have a long-term illness or a disability
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Jobseeker's Allowance - Share Fishermen

information on JSA claim rules if you work in the fishing industry and are paid a share of the earnings or profit of the boat

Benefits and help when looking for work

Jobseeker's Allowance and other benefits you may get if you're looking for work - who qualifies and how to find out more
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