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New style jobseeker's allowance (jsa)
For example if:. Your hardship payment will be less than your normal JSA payment - exactly how much you get depends on your circumstances. Contact your local Jobcentre to ask how to apply for a hardship online. They might do an application for you over the phone, apply you a form to fill in or ask you to complete the application at the Jobcentre. You can apply straight away, although the Jobcentre might ask you to wait a few days before you get your payment - you can usually only get a hardship payment Directgov days after your JSA payment was jsa.
This means you or your partner:.
Doing a budget sheet could help you with this. With your statement, include copies of evidence. For example:. Send your statement by Royal Mail ed For and keep the receipt.
Check if you can get help with things like food, furniture, bills or school costs. You might also be able to get local support by contacting your nearest Citizens Advice.
If you get Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction, contact your council to make sure they don't stop your payments. Tell your local Jobcentre about anything that could affect your hardship payment.
For example, if you get given some money or your living costs go down. Check what to do if your JSA has stopped.
How do i claim jobseeker's allowance (jsa)?
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