Rapid reclaim for job seekers allowence

As stated at Gov.uk, you can claim Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) online. You’ll get a text or phone call within 2 working days to arrange a JSA interview at your local Jobcentre Plus.

You can reopen a JSA claim online (sometimes called Rapid Reclaim) if you’ve had JSA in the last 26 weeks.

Note: Making a reclaim online should take about 10 minutes. You still have to attend an interview at a Jobcentre Plus to get JSA.

Contact Jobcentre Plus if you cannot apply online:

Telephone: 08000556688
Textphone: 08000234888
Welsh language line: 08000121888

Note: Lines are open Monday to Friday 8am-6pm

You must go to an interview at your local Jobcentre Plus - if you don’t, you won’t get any JSA. Jobcentre Plus will contact you to arrange this after you’ve applied.

Things you need to bring to your interview:

2 forms of identification, eg passport, driving licence
your P45

Find out when and how benefit payments for child, families, carers, housing, jobseeker's allowance, and more are made, all at Gov.uk.

A claim for JSA on posting within the UK shouldn’t be a problem, provided that you meet the key criteria. Here are some tips for claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance shared by aff.org.uk.

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