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Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)




What is Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)?

Job Seekers Allowance - sometimes referred to as JSA - 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 are eligible, it is paid while you�re looking for work.

Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) is an allowance that is either "means-tested" or "contribution based" (based on National Insurance payments).

Means-tested JSA is paid for as long as you meet the conditions. It is known as a "passported benefit" as it "passports" a claimant to many other benefits. For example, Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) entitles the claimant to maximum Housing and Council Tax Benefits, free school meals and free prescriptions

Contribution-based Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) is paid for a maximum period of 26 weeks. An unemployed claimant may qualify even if their partner is working or has other income


To date, it is estimated that over £7 billion in benefits goes unclaimed every year - a significant number of which should be claimed by Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) applicants.

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Who is eligible for Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)?

If you, or someone you know, are unsure about eligibility for Job Seekers Allowance (JSA), you will need to know the basic qualifying conditions. You must be:-.

  • available for, capable and actively seeking work

  • aged 18 or over but below State Pension age

  • working less than 16 hours per week on average

There are also some other points to bear in mind: -

  • A self-employed person does not qualify for Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) as they do not pay the correct type of National Insurance contributions

  • People who are not eligible for JSA(C) may claim Income-based Job Seekers Allowance (JSA

  • People who are eligible for JSA(C) may also claim JSA(IB) for any additional payments due under that benefit (for family dependents, for example)

  • JSA(IB) is payable only if the claimant has less than £16,000 in savings. Payments are reduced when the person has savings between £6,000 and £16,000.

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Can I claim Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) if I am already claiming other benefits?

Yes you can!

If you are eligible for Job Seekers Allowance (JSA), you will ensure that you receive at least the minimum income specified for a person with your circumstances.

Whether you are a home-owner or a tenant you will be eligible for Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) as either a "means-tested" benefit or a "contribution-based" benefit.

Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) is often a complementary benefit to other benefits.

To understand your full eligibility you need independent advice and or assessment. For this, you need a dedicated professional to assess your complete circumstances confidentially.



How much Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) can I get?

For contribution-based Job Seekers Allowance (JSA), the maximum flat-rate is £65.45 per week.

For income-based JJob Seekers Allowance (JSA), the maximum flat-rate for a single person (or lone parent) is £65.45 per week. For a couple, the maximum flat rate is £102.75 per week.

However, there are premiums (extra amounts) you may get based on your and your partner's circumstances.

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Case study

Andrew is 46 lives with his partner Jill aged 47. He lost his job ten months ago.

Jill suffers with long term mental health problems and has never been able to work.

She has recently been awarded Disability Living Allowance (DLA); for which she receives a care component and a mobility component (each worth £18.95 per week).

Andrew is claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) income-based. They have no other income or savings.

In this case, Andrew qualifies for a Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) payment of £142.60 per week. This is more than what would normally be paid to a couple (i.e. £102.75 per week). The extra amount is awarded on account of entitlement to Disability Living Allowance.

This case study is fictitious, but helps to illustrate just some of the many ways in which Housing Benefit Helpline can help change peoples lives for the better.

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Why does Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) go unclaimed?

Many people who could claim Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) often do not do so.

So why does not everyone claim Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)?

Some of the reasons many people do not claim Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) are as follows:

  • People do not realise that they might be entitled to claim. This often happens when a person is entitled to Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) (contribution based) and does not apply because their spouse or partner continues to work

  • Claim forms can be lengthy and complicated. This can lead to a form being completed incorrectly or, in the worst case, not at all

  • People might put off a claim in the belief that they will find a new job quickly.

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What if I have been refused Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)?

Due to the inefficiencies of certain "officials" it has been known for refusals to be over-turned when the claim has been re-presented in a professional and methodical manner (i.e. by a professional company or consultant).

Many times, the refusal decision is based on an incorrect presentation of certain information by the claimant or by an incorrect assessment from the particular benefits office/r in question.

We have found 40% or more of "refused claims" have a very good chance of being overturned.

Needless to say, this issue is very important.

Full claim acceptance not only over-turns a previous refusal, but it also means you will probably be eligible for back-payments from the point of an initial claim.

This alone could often lead to thousands of pounds in back-payments due to you.

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How can I find out if I am eligible for Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) or if my refusal can be overturned?

This part is very simple!

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What is the difference between using Housing Benefit Helpline or asking the Benefit office directly?



  • Which gives a personalised benefits health check

  • Up to 40% of rejected claims by the benefit office are found to be incorrect

  • Similar to private health care, you will be given personalised time and attention, which is sometimes lacking in government offices

  • The FREE Review can be done from the comfort of your own home, and in your own time, and at your own convenience

  • We look to advise all applicants in maximising their entitled benefits from several benefit departments

  • Professional, Impartial and non biased consultants, will show all available benefits you may be entitled to, and if required help you to claim them

  • Housing Benefit Helpline have an Excellent track record for maximising claims, over turning rejected claims and securing back payments.

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Are you getting all the benefits you are entitled to?

Housing Benefit Helpline has a number of consultants who many have over twenty years experience in administering a wide range of benefits and allowances.

We can help secure rightful entitlement to Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) as well as other benefits and allowances.

This puts Housing Benefit Helpline in a very strong position with which to help potential claimants just like you.

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We can undertake a full assessment of your circumstances for FREE and you can rest assured that we are working independently just for you - and nobody else.

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It only takes a couple of minutes to complete our review form. In so doing, it is essential that the information you provide is as accurate as possible to allow us to gather the full extent of Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) and any other benefits and allowances that may be available to you.



Contents
What is Job Seekers
Allowance (JSA)?

Who is eligible for
Job Seekers Allowance?

Can I claim if I am already
claiming other benefits?

How much can I get?
Case Study
Why does Job Seekers
Allowance (JSA)
go unclaimed?

What if I have been refused
Job Seekers Allowance?

How can I find out if I am
eligible for Job Seekers
Allowance or if my refusal
can be overturned?

What is the difference
between using Housing
Benefit Helpline or asking
the Benefit office directly?

Are you getting all the benefits
you are entitled to?



Commonly Asked Questions

What Is Job Seekers Allowance?
What Is JSA?
How To About Claiming JSA?
How Do I Get Job Seekers Allowance?
How Do You Get Job Seekers Allowance?
How To Claim For Job Seekers Allowance?
Is Job Seekers Allowance Online?
Applying Job Seekers Allowance?
How Much Is JSA?
How Much Is Job Seekers Allowance?
How Much Is The Job Seekers Allowance?
How Do I Apply Job Seekers Allowance?
Applying For JSA Online?

What Is The Amount Of Job Seekers Allowance?
What Are The JSA Rates?
What Is The Number For Job Seekers Allowance?
Is JSA Income Based?
How To Get Job Seekers Allowance?
Is Job Seekers Allowance Income Based?
What Is The Job Seekers Allowance Rate?
What Are The Rates Of Job Seekers Allowance?
What Is The Job Seekers Allowance Calculation?
Is There A Job Seekers Allowance Calculator?
Is Job Seekers Allowance Contribution Based?
What Are Job Seekers Allowance Rates?
Is JSA Online?