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    A few months ago I applied for JSA online and was turned down when my application was looked at. I didn't have enough National Insurance contributions, something needed for contribution based JSA, and wanted to be considered for income based JSA.

    Do they automatically consider you for contribution based JSA or can you choose which to apply for? when I applied online I didn't see anywhere where you could choose.
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    If you've made no contributions you'll get nothing.
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    They will automatically consider you for both unless you don't qualify for JSA(IB) e.g. you have a partner who works, you have another source of income which takes you over the threshold, you have capital over £16,000, you're not from the UK and haven't met the qualifying criteria for "worker" status yet.... there's a bunch of reasons why you might not qualify but it's difficult to say why in your case without knowing more. Also, if you're a full time student (counted as 16 hours per week or more) then you won't qualify for either.
 
 
 
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