Jobseeker's Allowance is a benefit that is paid to people who are unemployed and looking for work.
To claim Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) you must be living in England, Wales or Scotland and be aged 18 or over and be below State Pension age. You must be unemployed or working less than 16 hours a week. JSA is not available for full-time students or for people under the age of 20 who are in education and their parents are receiving Child Benefit for them. If you are ineligible for JSA you may be able to claim Universal Credit.
The maximum weekly amounts that you are entitled to are as follows:
people under 25 - £57.90
people over 25 - £73.10
couples - £114.85
You can claim JSA online. However, if you are unable to claim online you can use the following telephone numbers to claim JSA: