Part 1: Overview

You could get up to £56.25, £71 or £111.45 a week Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) to help you while you’re looking for work.

How much you get depends on your circumstances and the type of JSA you qualify for.

To qualify you usually have to be aged 18 or over (but below State Pension age), able and available for work.

You must apply for JSA with Jobcentre Plus and go to an interview to agree what steps you’ll take to find work.

To keep getting JSA you’ll normally have to attend a Jobcentre Plus every 2 weeks to show how your job search is going.

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