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JSA if partner is working pt?

If a partner is working SE part time not earning much, can the husband look for work and claim JSA?

If so would the ben cap apply if one was working in the couple?


  • rogerblack
    rogerblack Posts: 9,446 Forumite
    If you are working enough to qualify for WTC, then the benefit cap would not apply.
    If you are entitled to contributions based JSA, then you could claim and your claim would not be affected by any work done by a partner.
    This is only for six months though, afterwards, yes, income-based JSA is reduced pound-for-pound after a five pound allowance for the partners earnings.
  • Sabrina2000
    Sabrina2000 Posts: 65 Forumite
    not contribution based, only income based.

    So if the wife is only working SE several hours per week due to new baby, could the husband claim JSA? Would the benefit cap still apply?
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