Call Jobcentre Plus on their Budgeting Loans telephone number 0345 603 6967 to contact a representative from the Department for Work and Pensions about how to apply for credit as part of the government lending programme.
About the Budgeting Loans Scheme
Budgeting Loans are provided by the UK Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) as part of an interest-free lending scheme that aims to offer financial support to people who currently claim benefits. For instance, claimants are ale to apply for a budgeting loan for financial assistance in the way of everyday household costs such as paying for essentials or buying new furniture, and have a repayment period of up to 104 weeks (2 years).
Budgeting Loan Customer Services and Claims – 0345 603 6967
Contact the Department for Work and Pensions by calling their Budgeting Loans phone number 0345 603 6967 to discuss your eligibility for the UK credit scheme. Callers can also request a SF500 claims form to be sent to their home address before asking for telephone assistance if they require support when filling it out. Moreover, if you are unsure of any important information such as your national insurance number then it is essential you consult a Budgeting Loan representative to increase the chances of making a successful claim.
Callers can also ask for an estimate of their monthly repayment amounts over the period of time stated as part of their application. However it is important to note that a Budgeting Loan is unique in the sense that is interest-free with repayments automatically being deducted from your benefit entitlement rather than being charged in monthly installments. Finally, if you are currently in the process of repaying a DWP loan but are have had a change of circumstances that have meant that you will no longer be able to receive benefits then it is important that you inform a representative on this number.
When to Call
The DWP Budgeting Loan team uses an 03 contact number that will charge callers the same standard per-minute rate as any other local call made from a UK mobile or landline telephone. However, you may be able to get in touch with a Jobcentre Plus representative for free if you have any inclusive free minutes as part of your monthly tariff arrangement. You can get in touch with a representative on the above number during the working week as the line is available during the opening hours of 8am-6pm Monday to Friday.
Other Ways to Contact the DWP
Write to the Independent Case Examiner
You can make a formal complaint if you are unhappy with the outcome of your Budgeting Loan application when detailing your case to the Budgeting Loan independent case examiner at the following UK postal address: PO Box 209, Bootle, L20 7WA, United Kingdom.
Make an Online Claim
You can also download a Budgeting Loans claims form from the Department for Work and Pensions website so that you can complete a digital application at your convenience.