posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 02:27 PM
reply to post by Jamesy_boy
This is correct (based upon NI contributions)
"A person's entitlement to contribution-based Jobseeker’s Allowance is based on their
National Insurance contributions in two specified tax years. If they satisfy the test they
may receive a personal age-related rate of benefit for up to 182 days (6 months)
irrespective of savings, capital or a partner's earnings. Additional benefit for partners or
dependants are not paid with contribution-based Jobseeker’s Allowance.
Taken straight from the Government siteLINK
Where it is income based it is income support
Benefit is based on National Insurance contributions and is paid at a personal rate for up
to 6 months.
Benefit based on claimants’ and dependants’ needs - payable for as long as qualifying
conditions are met."
[edit on 14-10-2009 by suziwong]