Official Statistics

JSA and ESA hardship applications and awards: Apr 2012 to Jun 2015

Number of hardship applications received and awards made each month from April 2012 to June 2015.


JSA and ESA hardship applications and awards: management information data for the period April 2012 to June 2015

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A hardship payment is a payment of income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) to someone who does not qualify under normal rules and would suffer hardship if JSA or ESA were not paid.

Earlier statistics

Hardship awards in 2011/12

Published 18 November 2015