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Jobseeker’s Allowance and low income benefits

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You can apply for Jobseeker’s Allowance ( JSA ) to help you when you look for work.

This guide is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg) .

You do not need to go 10 ways to make money from mobile in 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 .

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 6 Ways to Start Investing With Just $100 check how much JSA you can get, and how your other benefits will be affected.

Payments are usually made every 2 weeks.

All benefits, pensions and allowances are usually paid into your bank, building society or credit union account .

If your income-based JSA claim is ending because you’re making a new claim for Universal Credit, you’ll automatically continue to get the amount of JSA you currently receive, as long as you’re still eligible. You’ll normally get this for 2 weeks, starting from the date of your new claim.

The Department for Work and Pensions ( DWP ) will write to you telling you how this works.

You do not need to pay this money back, and it will not affect the amount of Universal Credit you get.

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