1.1.M.50 Maximum allowance period (MAP) (SA)

Note: SA closed to all new entrants on 20 March 2020 and ceases on 20 September 2020.

Those receiving SA before 20 March 2020 may continue to receive the payment for the length of their medical certificate, as long as they remain eligible, or may transfer to JSP (

From 20 March 2020, SA recipients who require income support after their current medical certificate expires will transfer to JSP or another income support payment.


Please refer to the definition of this term in the SSAct.

Act reference: SSAct section 669(8) Despite any other provision of this section …

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.6.5 SA - Qualification & Payability, Jobseeker payment (JSP) - description

Last reviewed: 20 March 2020