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.

  1. Step 1 Check if you're eligible

    1. Check if you're eligible

    You might also be eligible for Universal Credit.

    1. Find out about Universal Credit
  2. Step 2 Make a claim

  3. Step 3 Get your payment

    1. How and when you're paid

    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.

  4. Step 4 Report any change in your circumstances

  5. 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.

    1. Get support from Jobcentre Plus when your payments stop