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24 April 2009

Job Seekers Allowance

I see so many articles that say tou are automatically entitled to JSA for 6 mths REGARDLESS. I hear of people who get it who have £16k + savings, butthe Gov't site says clearly How does it work?Contribution-based Jobseeker's Allowance You may get contribution-based Jobseekers Allowance if you have paid or been credited with class 1 National Insurance (NI) contributions in the relevant tax years. Self employed contributions will not generally qualify you for contribution-based Jobseekers Allowance. Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance This is based on your income and savings. You may get this if you have not paid enough National Insurance contributions (NICs) (or you've only paid contributions for self-employment) and you're on a low income. Surely if you have savings/haven'tpaid NI then you do NOT get it at all/for 6 mths ??

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