(Original post by Tiger Rag)
Be aware that you may not even get JSA if they don't think you can meet the requirements of either actively seeking work or working. They can refuse your claim on that basis.
I appreciate caution in advice but I have to say this post is incorrect if I've taken what you've said in the right way. If you've gone through the process of ESA and been found capable of work at the work capability assessment, therefore making you ineligible for ESA, how exactly can the government say this at the same time as trying to refuse you JSA? They can't. Some evil person at the job centre might try it on, they try all sorts from what I hear, but I'm in the middle of this situation myself (appealing aginst an ESA decision, with me feeling I'm not fit for work) and have my first sign on for JSA on Thursday. I can appeal the ESA decision, but as they've for the moment found me fit for work of course I'm eligible for JSA. Like I say though, there's something like a 1% chance of some inept / nasty advisor at a job centre trying it on, but the law would not be on their side. In that instance get your MP involved and watch said job centre person jump through hoops.