Report Mp Incapable Of Living On Current Benefits For A Single Person in House prices and the economy Posted April 16, 2013 I'm not sure why bristolhunter thinks it wrong to claim JSA, at a princely £71 a week, when they were actually looking for work. I have and view it as a small amount of my tax coming back. The dominant stereotype is anyone who happens to be unemployed is a lazy waster. No matter the circumstances. Complete rubbish but if enough people repeat it, it must be true. As for "iamnumerate" here, I was eligible for a whopping £10 a week in WTC when I did low-paid warehouse contracts. None once my income increased past £8 an hour. Housing benefit and council tax benefit disappeared past ~£150 a week in income. The hilarious thing is Universal Credit has actually cut back on these kind of rebates to people in employment - that is supposed to be an incentive to work?