The amount of jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) someone receives
depends on his or her circumstances.
Everyone receives a basic personal allowance. The amount of that allowance depends on the age of the person and whether he or she is claiming as a single person or on behalf of a couple. The basic personal allowances payable during 2002/03 were the same whether someone was entitled to contribution based JSA or income based JSA.
The rates from 7 April 2003 are as follows:
Some people receive extra amounts on top of the basic personal
allowance to cover their particular circumstances. For example, for
dependent children or if the person claiming has a disability.
These amounts are only available to people who qualify for income
The JSA basic personal allowance is nothing to do with income tax personal allowances.