Jobseeker’s Allowance Increase – April 2020

20 May, 2020

Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) has been increased for the first time in five years as the benefits freeze comes to an end.

From April 2020 the changes to contribution-based JSA are as follows:

Personal rates                   Previous Rates 2019 (£)                 New Rates 2020 (£)

Under 25                              57.90                                                     58.90

25 or over                            73.10                                                     74.35

Further information can be found at:

If we are assisting you with your claim, and you are applying for statutory notice pay, we will ask you about benefits you applied for during your notice period and also money you earned during that period. Redundancy Payments Service (RPS) normally deduct from your payment the value of any benefits you received and any money you earned during your notice period.

If you choose not to apply for benefits, RPS may still make a deduction from your statutory notice payment. RPS may deduct the value of the benefits you could have received if you’d chosen to apply.

We suggest that you apply for any benefits for which you may be eligible. You can find information about what benefits you may be eligible for at:

Kind Regards

CFS Redundancy Payments

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