How to claim 'new style' Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA): step by step
You might be eligible for ‘new style’ JSA to help you when you look for work.
Step 1 Check if you're eligible
You might also be eligible for Universal Credit.
Step 2 Make a claim
Step 3 Get your payment
If your claim is turned down or you're only eligible for National Insurance credits, you'll get a letter within 2 weeks explaining what to do next.
Step 4 Report any change in your circumstances
Step 5 Check when you'll stop getting payments
You'll be told when your payments are about to stop. If your circumstances do not change, this will be after 182 days.