Jobseeker's Allowance and low income benefits

Services

  1. Universal Credit

    Universal Credit is replacing 6 other benefits with a single monthly payment if you're out of work or on a low income - eligibility, how to prepare

  2. Benefits calculators

    Find out what benefits you could get, how much you could get and how to claim

  3. Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)

    Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) is an unemployment benefit you can claim while looking for work - how to apply online, new style JSA, eligibility, rates, rapid reclaim, JSA interview, when payment can be stopped

  4. Budgeting Loans

    Interest-free loans from the government for some people on benefits: how to apply, check if you're eligible

  5. Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

    Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) money if you cannot work because of illness or disability - rates, eligibility, apply, assessment

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Benefits and pensions for UK nationals in the EU, EEA or Switzerland if there's a no-deal Brexit
  2. New Style Jobseeker's Allowance
  3. Benefits and pensions for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens in the UK if there's a no-deal Brexit
  4. ‘New Style’ Employment and Support Allowance: detailed guide
  5. Work and Health Programme provider guidance
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News and communications

  1. Changes to benefits for mixed age couples
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Research and statistics

  1. Conversion of Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) from a benefit into a loan
  2. NI labour market statistics: September 2019
  3. NI labour market statistics: August 2019
  4. NI labour market statistics: July 2019
  5. NI labour market statistics: June 2019
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Benefit and pension rates 2019 to 2020
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