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New style jobseeker's allowance

New style jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) is a benefit for people who are unemployed or working fewer than 16 hours a week and are seeking work.

Who can get it?

How to claim it

How much is it?

If you fall ill

Going into hospital

Where can I get more help or information?

You cannot now make a new claim for income-based jobseeker's allowance. You must claim universal credit instead.

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