You may have to wait up to 7 days after applying for your JSA to start, and up to 2 weeks after that to get your first payment.
Your first payment may not be for the full amount.
After your first payment
Payments will usually be made every 2 weeks and they will be the full amount.
If you’re moving to Universal Credit from income-based JSA
If your income-based JSA claim is ending because you’re making a new claim for Universal Credit, you’ll automatically continue to get the amount of JSA you currently receive, as long as you’re still eligible. You’ll normally get this for 2 weeks, starting from the date of your new claim.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will write to you telling you how this works.
You do not need to pay this money back, and it will not affect the amount of Universal Credit you get.