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Jobseeker's Allowance


Jobseeker's Allowance is a contribution-based benefit for people who are either unemployed or who are working less than 16 hours a week.

It is payable for up to six months to people who have paid enough National Insurance contributions.

Our  Icon for pdf Jobseeker's Allowance factsheet (F16) (PDF, 606.1kb)  describes who is eligible for Jobseeker's Allowance, how to claim, and how to deal with some of the various problems that can arise while a claim is ongoing.

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Welfare Rights
03000 268 968
Our address is:
  • Revenues and Benefits
  • PO Box 254
  • Stanley
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH8 1GG
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