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Registering as Unemployed

Registering as Unemployed

Financial concerns are often the first worry of someone who finds themselves unemployed. Jobseekers Allowance provides jobseekers with a basic allowance while they are looking for a job. This money depends on your age, savings and pensions, and personal circumstances. You may also be eligible for other benefits, such as housing benefit, if you are on a low income and need support with paying rent or paying your mortgage.

To claim Jobseekers allowance, visit: https://www.dwpe-services.direct.gov.uk/portal/page/portal/jsaol/lp

You will then be contacted by a jobcentre adviser to arrange an appointment. Read our registering as unemployed guide here.

Once registered as unemployed you can sign up to our Skills Support for Jobseekers project, which can help you with developing your CV, applying for job applications, writing covering letters and dealing with interviews.

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