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In work or looking for work

If you are looking for work, you may be able to claim Jobseekers Allowance.

If you are already working, find out about tax credits or other benefits you can claim.

Benefits for people in work

Information on benefits and other help you may be entitled to.

Benefits for people looking for work

Information on jobseeker's allowance including benefit rates, who can claim and how to claim.

Jobseeker's Allowance and sanctions in Northern Ireland

How your jobseeker's allowance (JSA) can be sanctioned if you do not take up employment opportunities or follow up chances of work, or you fail to carry out a jobseeker’s direction.