You can claim Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) by calling Jobcentre Plus at 0800 055 6688. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.
To finish your claim you must go to an interview at your local Jobcentre. If you don’t, you won’t get any Jobseeker’s Allowance. If you submit an application online, you’ll get a text or phone call within 2 working days to arrange this.
At the interview you have to agree to things like: what steps you can take to find work - eg improving your skills; and how you can improve your chances of getting a job. This is known as a ‘Jobseeker’s Agreement’. Your JSA may be ended if you don’t follow your agreement and can’t give a good reason.
There has been a significant fall in unemployment in the north of Northamptonshire, according to latest figures from the Office for National Statistics. The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) fell to its lowest level for almost three years in all four local authorities in north Northamptonshire. Find out more at Northamptonshire Telegraph.