How Much Jobseeker’s Allowance Can I Claim?

The maximum amount of Jobseeker’s Allowance you can claim depends on a number of factors including; your age, income and savings. The easiest way to find how much Jobseeker’s Allowance you can claim is to use the JSA benefits calculator. The benefits calculator will also help you find out how your other benefits will be affected. The maximum Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) you can claim is detailed in the table below:

Contribution-based JSA 2022 to 2023

Personal ratesRates 2021 to 2022 (£)Rates 2022 to 2023 (£)
Under 25£59.20£61.05
25 or over£74.70£77.00

Income-based JSA Personal Rates 2022 to 2023

Personal allowancesRates 2021 to 2022 (£)Rates 2022 to 2023 (£)
Under 25£59.20£61.05
25 or over£74.70£77.00

Income-Based JSA Personal Allowances Lone Parent Rates 2022 to 2023

Personal allowancesRates 2021 to 2022 (£)Rates 2022 to 2023 (£)
Under 18£59.20£61.05
18 or over£74.70£77.00

Income-Based JSA Personal Allowances Couple Rates 2022 to 2023

Personal allowancesRates 2021 to 2022 (£)Rates 2022 to 2023 (£)
Both under 18£59.20£61.05
Both under 18 - higher rate£89.45£92.20
One under 18, one under 25£59.20£61.05
One under 18, one 25 and over£74.70£77.00
Both 18 or over£117.40£121.05

JSA Dependent Children Personal Allowance 2022 to 2023

Personal allowanceRates 2021 to 2022 (£)Rates 2022 to 2023 (£)
Dependent children£68.60£70.80

Income-based JSA premiums

Income-based JSA Family and Lone Parent Premium 2022 to 2023

PremiumRates 2021 to 2022 (£)Rates 2022 to 2023 (£)
Family and lone parent£17.65£17.85

Income Based JSA Pensioner Premium 2022 to 2023

PremiumsRates 2021 to 2022 (£)Rates 2022 to 2023 (£)
Single£102.40£105.60
Couple£152.90£157.65

Income Based JSA Disability Premium 2022 to 2023

PremiumsRates 2021 to 2022 (£)Rates 2022 to 2023 (£)
Single£35.10£36.20
Couple£50.05£51.60

Income Based JSA Enhanced Disability Premium 2022 to 2023

PremiumsRates 2021 to 2022 (£)Rates 2022 to 2023 (£)
Single£17.20£17.75
Disabled child£26.67£27.44
Couple£24.60£25.35

Income Based JSA Severe Disability Premium 2022 to 2023

PremiumsRates 2021 to 2022 (£)Rates 2022 to 2023 (£)
Single£67.30£69.40
Couple (lower rate)£67.30£69.40
Couple (higher rate)£134.60£138.80

Income Based JSA Child Disability Premium 2022 to 2023

PremiumRates 2021 to 2022 (£)Rates 2022 to 2023 (£)
Disabled child£65.94£68.04

Income Based JSA Carer Disability Premium 2022 to 2023

PremiumRates 2021 to 2022 (£)Rates 2022 to 2023 (£)
Carer£37.70£38.85

JSA Prescribed Sum For Strikers 2022 to 2023

Prescribed sum for strikersRates 2021 to 2022 (£)Rates 2022 to 2023 (£)
Prescribed sum for strikers£41.00£42.50

How will I get paid Jobseeker’s Allowance?

JSA payments are usually made every two weeks and paid into your bank account, building society account or credit union account.

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