Jobseeker's Allowance for lone parents

There are certain eligibility rules for lone parents who want to claim Jobseeker's Allowance.



Lone parents with school age children may no longer be entitled to Income Support once their youngest child turns 5. Instead they may be able to claim Jobseeker’s Allowance. To get this they need to look for paid work.

Published 10 June 2013
Last updated 30 October 2014 + show all updates
  1. Revised version includes information about the JSA Claimant Commitment.
  2. Updated the version of Jobseeker's Allowance for lone parents leaflet.
  3. First published.