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Jobseeker’s Allowance

If you’re unemployed, fit for work and are not self-isolating you may be able to get Jobseeker’s Allowance.

How much you can get will depend on your age, your National Insurance record and your circumstances.

If you want to make a claim for jobseeker’s allowance or if you’d like more information, contact the Jobseeker’s Allowance Team at JSA@gov.im, call them on 685126, visit their website or visit a social security office. Social Security’s main office is located at Markwell House, Market Street, Douglas IM1 2RZ and is open from 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday.

The Manx Earnings Replacement Allowance (‘MERA’) ended on 20 September. Unemployed people who require financial support are able to claim Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA).