Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) is a benefit for people who are unemployed but capable of work. To get Jobseeker’s Allowance you also have to meet several other conditions, which include showing that you are looking for work.
You may be able to claim Income Support or other benefits rather than Jobseeker’s Allowance if you do not have to be available for work under benefit law. This may be because you are sick or disabled, you look after a disabled person, or you are a lone parent in certain circumstances. If you do not have to be available for work, you will not have to sign on or look for a job.