Teaching and Learning

Jobseeker’s Allowance

This is a benefit for people who are unemployed but capable of work.

You can usually only claim Jobseeker’s Allowance if you are 18 or over. 16 and 17 year olds who are unemployed and not in full time education may, in some circumstances, be able to claim.

For single people:

Age Entitlement (per week)
aged 16-24 £57.90
aged 25 or over £73.10


There are different rates if you have any children or are a couple, or if you are sick or disabled.

For more advice and support, click here to visit the relevant Shelter Cymru Advice online page.

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