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.
You do not have to pay back a Jobseeker's Allowance Hardship Payment. This may however change in the future so always check with your Jobcentre Plus office before submitting a claim.