What is Jobseeker’s Allowance?
Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) is for unemployed people and paid by the jobcentre. There are two types of JSA; ‘contribution-based’ depends upon your National Insurance contributions, whereas ‘income-based’ depends upon your financial circumstances. You may qualify for either or both of these parts, depending upon your circumstances.
Department for Work and Pensions
Provides a list of claim forms that you can download or fill in online for benefits, allowances, pensions, etc
Provides information from across UK government departments.
Citizens Advice Bureau
Provides independent advice on many issues, including benefits.
Your local HMRC office will be able to provide you with advice and guidance. To speak to somebody, either call the contact centre on
0845 300 0627, or visit your local centre.