Hi thank you for your message, I am sorry to hear about this situation In terms of obtaining seeking Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) you would only be eligible for new style JSA. To be eligible for ‘new style’ JSA you’ll need to have worked as an employee and paid Class 1 National Insurance contributions, usually in the last 2 to 3 years. National Insurance credits can also count.
You will not be eligible if you were self-employed and only paid Class 2 National Insurance contributions, unless you were working as a share fisherman or a volunteer development worker.
You’ll also need to:
be 18 or over (there are some exceptions if you’re 16 or 17 - contact Jobcentre Plus for advice)
be under the State Pension age
not be in full-time education
be available for work
not be working at the moment, or be working less than 16 hours per week on average
not have an illness or disability which stops you from working
live in England, Scotland or Wales
have the right to work in the UK
You’ll also need to take reasonable steps to look for work. You must still follow the guidance on working safely during coronavirus.
Your partner’s income and savings will not affect your claim. You will receive up to £74.35 a week. You can find out more about this including how to apply here: https://www.gov.uk/jobseekers-allowance
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