You can claim Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) if you are currently unemployed or working under 16 hours per week and are actively able and looking for work. If you are part of a couple you can make a joint claim for JSA.
Who can apply
This benefit is aimed at unemployed and part-time workers. You could qualify for this benefit if you actively looking for work or working less than 16 hours per week, are over 18 but under State Pension age and living in England, Scotland or Wales.
How to apply
To make a new claim
- Visit GOV.UK to apply online
- Phone 0800 1690310
- Contact your local Jobcentre Plus
For existing claims call 0345 608 8545.