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Jobseeker's Benefit

Jobseeker's Benefit Rate from 25 December 2008
  Rate per week
Personal Rate
�204.30

Additional Increases
Increases: Rate per week
Increase for Qualified Adult (** See Note 3)
�135.60
Each qualified child
       Full Rate �26.00 (* See Note 1)
       Half Rate �13.00 (* See Note 1)

Jobseeker�s Benefit rates are graduated according to earnings in the relevant tax year. The earnings bands from the 1 January 2009 are as follows:
Average weekly earnings Personal Rate Increase for a Qualified Adult
(** See Note 3)
Less than �150.00
�91.80
�87.90
�150.00 and less than �220.00
�132.00
�87.90
�220.00 and less than �300.00
�160.10
�87.90
�300.00 or more
�204.30
�135.60

*Note 1
You can get an increase of �26.00 for each qualified child if you qualify for an increase for a qualified adult or if you are parenting alone. If you do not qualify for an increase for a qualified adult, you may get a half-rate qualified child increase, if your spouse or partner has income of �400 or less a week.

Jobseeker�s Allowance

Jobseeker's Allowance Rate from 25 December 2008
  Rate per week
Maximum Personal Rate
�204.30

Additional Increases
Increases: Rate per week
Increase for Qualified Adult (** See Note 3 )
�135.60
Each qualified child
Full Rate �26.00 (* See Note 2)
Half Rate �13.00 (* See Note 2)

*Note 2
You can get an increase of �26.00 for each qualified child if you qualify for an increase for a qualified adult or if you are parenting alone. If you do not qualify for an increase for a qualified adult, you may get a half-rate qualified child increase.

**Note 3
If you were in receipt of Jobseeker�s Allowance prior to 26 September 2007, you may get a reduced rate increase if your spouse or partner has earnings or income in excess of �100.00 and up to �310.00 gross per week, (see Appendix).

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