uses cookies to make the site simpler. Find out more about cookies

Contribution Based Jobseeker's Allowance

Entitlement to Contribution based Jobseeker's Allowance JSA (Cont) is based on your National Insurance record. It is not means-tested. JSA (Cont) can be paid for a maximum period of 6 months at a time.

National Insurance contribution conditions for JSA(Cont)

To qualify for JSA you must have paid enough National Insurance contributions as an employee or share-fisherman in the previous two tax years before you claim. Self-employed contributions don't count towards JSA (Cont).

Did you find what you were looking for?
Back to top