Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) Contact Number – 0870 025 0047
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Speak to a member of the team about Jobseekers allowance on our Jobseekers allowance contact number 0870 025 0047
Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA) is currently the main benefit for people of working age who are out of work or who work 16 hours or less a week. JSA is to help support you financially while you’re looking for work.
Requirements of Availing JSA in UK
To get JSA you need to be aged 18 or over, capable and available for work and you must be able to show that you are actively looking for employment.
You can also make a joint claim for JSA with your partner as long as you are both seeking work, one of you is 18 or over but you are both below the state pension age, and neither of you are responsible for a child.
16–17 year-olds are no longer able to claim JSA apart from in exceptional circumstances such as being laid off from work and you can show that you’re experiencing ‘extreme hardship’, or that you are not having any support from parents or family. You cannot claim JSA if you are in full time education. Sometime University students can claim JSA during the summer holidays if they meet the criteria. Contact us if you are not sure if you are eligible to claim JSA.
How to Claim your Jobseekers Allowance:
Claims for JSA are done online or at a Jobcentre where they have computers you can use to make your claim or if you need some help and support. When you make a claim you’ll have a Jobseeker’s Interview. Your adviser will explain how everything works so that you understand the rules, talk to you about the types of work you would like to do and help you find the best way of finding a job. Your adviser can also give you information, find suitable training and other opportunities to help you find employment.
You will also have to sign a Jobseeker’s Agreement (in some areas of the Country this is called a Claimant Commitment). This agreement includes information about the sort of employment you are looking for, the days and hours you are available to work, and things you can do to improve your chances of being successful.
To maintain your JSA claim and payments, you will have to go to the Jobcentre to ‘sign on’ every two weeks at a given time and day. You’ll have a short interview with an adviser to check your situation and if there have been any changes, and to monitor the progress you have made. Additionally you can also call the Jobseekers Allowance Contact Number 0870 025 0047 to get the details on call.
Reasons for Getting your JSA Stopped:
Your JSA might be stopped if you don’t do the things you have agreed to do in your Claimant Commitment and if you can’t give a good reason why you have not done them. If you cannot attend your interview for any reason you must contact the Jobcentre to rearrange your interview as soon as possible. If your JSA is stopped, this can mean other benefits you claim such as housing benefit can also stop so it is very important to contact the Jobcentre if you cannot attend, or if there has been a change in your circumstances. You can also contact the Jobcentre if you have any queries or questions or if you need any further advice about benefits that you claim or that you think you may be entitled to claim.