JSA Phone Number

0844 453 0149

Jobseekers Allowance will soon be replaced by Universal Credit. Ask at your local jobcentre or ring the number above for more details. 

Reasons to call the Job Centre’s JSA Phone Number?

The JSA phone number allows to you do the following:

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  • Inform your local Job Centre if you are unable to make your next JSA appointment
  • Query a missing payment
  • Let your Job Centre know you have found work
  • Report a change in your circumstances
  • Cancel your job seekers allowance
  • Receive assistance with your job searches, such as CV help or interview practice
  • Complain about your local Job Centre or appeal a case.

What is Job Seekers Allowance and how could calling The JSA phone number help me?

Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) is a type of unemployment benefit paid to those who are out of work to help them until they find employment. How much a claimant receives depends on their circumstances, such as whether they are eligible for contribution or income-based JSA (this will be made clear upon application) and how much National Insurance contribution they have paid in the past. The JobCentre number is available for all such enquiries.

The amount paid is usually a maximum of £56.80 per week to those aged between 18-24 and £71.70 per week for those aged 25 or over. Payments are made every two weeks and the JobCentre Plus number must be contacted if yours is missing.

In order to qualify for JSA, a claimant must not be in employment or education, must be able and available to work full-time hours, and actively seeking work. They must attend their local Job Centre every two weeks to show evidence of what they have been doing to secure work, and will attend an interview with their Job Advisor every four weeks to discuss their progress and employment opportunities. Jobseekers can apply by calling the JSA phone number now on 0844 453 0149.

Joint claims can be made for those living with a partner who is also unemployed. It is important that claimants inform their Job Centre of any changes to their circumstances at any time, as this can affect their entitlements.

How to apply for Job Seekers Allowance

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Before you apply, you should check that you’re eligible on the government website or by ringing the number above. Once you have done this, you can apply for jobseekers allowance. To do this, you can claim online – and a member your local jobcentre will contact you within 2 days to arrange an interview at your local jobcentre. If you don’t attend this interview, you will not be granted Job Seekers Allowance. For your Job Seekers Allowance interview, you must bring two forms of ID – this could be a combination of your passport, birth certificate or driving license. You should also bring a P45 if you have one. You can also bring someone with you to your interview if you wish to do so. If you can’t apply online for Job Seekers Allowance, you can apply by ringing your local jobcentre plus. Once you’ve had your Job Seekers Allowance interview, and you are accepted, you will sign a claimant commitment form. This ensures that you will only receive your funds if you agree to do certain activities and are active in searching for a job in your spare time. These activities may include signing up to agencies and keeping a log book of all the hours you spend looking for a job. You may be exempt from these activities if you are over a certain age or have medical issues. If you have been rejected for Job Seekers Allowance, you can appeal the decision by calling the number above or getting in contact with your local jobcentre plus.

FAQ’s

Can an EU National claim Jobseekers Allowance?
What do I do if my Jobseekers Allowance hasn’t been paid?
What day is Jobseekers Allowance paid?
Who can claim Jobseekers Allowance?
What’s the difference between Universal Credit and Jobseeker’s Allowance?

Can an EU National claim Jobseekers Allowance?

If you have moved to the UK from another EU country, you can apply for Jobseekers Allowance. However, you will have to take a Habitual Residence Test. The outcome of this test must show that you have a legal right to work in the UK and that you intend on staying in the UK and making it your home. For the time being, you can still claim this benefit. However, as Universal Credit is slowly taking over Jobseekers Allowance, you may have to apply for Universal Credit in the future.

What do I do if my Jobseekers Allowance hasn’t been paid?

Sometimes there are delays in payments to JSA claimants. Check your account within 3 days, if there has still been no payment made to your account, ring your local jobcentre plus.

What day is Jobseekers Allowance paid?

The day you receive your Jobseekers Allowance is entirely dependent on which day you signed on with the jobcentre after your JSA interview. Once you have been accepted, payments are usually made within 3 days. However, this can take longer if your interview took place on a weekend.

Who can claim Jobseekers Allowance?

You can claim Jobseekers Allowance if you fall under the following categories:

  • You work for less than 16 hours a week
  • You’re 18 or over
  • You’re under the state pension age
  • You’re not in full-time education
  • You’re available for work
  • You’re actively seeking a job or work

What’s the difference between Universal Credit and Jobseeker’s Allowance?

Jobseekers Allowance covers only the aspect of those seeking work and the unemployed. Universal Credit seeks to replace Jobseekers Allowance, along with 5 other benefits including Housing Benefits, Working Tax Credits and Child Tax credits. The new benefit was announced in 2010 and was enforced in April 2015

More About JSA

JSA is paid by the government’s Department for Work & Pensions and is part of the social security benefits system. It is funded out of National Insurance contributions. The first unemployment benefit was paid in 1911, but only those who had previously been in work were eligible to claim. In 2014, Universal Credit will replace many benefit payments, including JSA.

 




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