Wow, Jubilee - thanks so much! This is incredibly helpful. My July pay gets paid to me mid August. I will then not be paid from mid August - mid Oct ( as I believe my Sept pay doesn't come in until mid Oct) but I WILL be working during Sept. So, from what you have advised, I could sign on for JSA only for the last 2 weeks of August. Does this sound right? I am really worried about finding the money to pay for fuel to GET to new job which is a fair bit further away than my current one. Spent the day today looking for things to sell!