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Hardship Payments - How much can I get from Jobseeker's Allowance hardship payments?

Hardship payments are reduced-rate payments of Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Universal Credit (UC) that are made in limited circumstances, including if you have been sanctioned.

How much can I get from Jobseeker's Allowance hardship payments?

The weekly amount of hardship payment you get will depend on your needs.

Unless you (or your partner) fall into a particular vulnerable group, you will not get paid a hardship payment for the first two weeks of your claim. 

You do not have to pay back a JSA hardship payment, this may however change in the future so always check with the Jobcentre Plus office before submitting a claim.

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