Telephone Jobcentre Plus on their Budgeting Loans helpline number 0345 603 6967 to contact a representative from the Department of Work & Pensions about the application form for the lending scheme.
About Budgeting Loans
Budgeting Loans are administered by the UK Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) and offer interest-free lending to individuals who currently claim benefits. For instance benefit claimants are ale to apply for a loan if they require further financial assistance when paying for household essentials such as furniture or spending over a repayment period of up to 104 weeks.
Budgeting Loan Customer Services and Claims – 0345 603 6967
Contact the Department of Work and Pensions on their Budgeting Loans number 0345 603 6967 for telephone enquiries about the credit scheme available to UK benefit claimants. Callers can both request a SF500 claims form or telephone assistance if they are not sure how to fill it out as required. For instance, callers should discuss what they need additional financial support for and whether the DWP is likely to consider it a justifiable reason for assistance. Additionally, if you are unsure of any important information such as your national insurance number or of the estimated break down of the money you would like to borrow then it is important that you consult a Budgeting Loan representative to increase the chances of making a successful claim.
Alternatively you may wish to ask for an estimate of your monthly repayments over an agreed period of time if your application to the Budgeting Loans scheme is successful. However it is important to note that a Budgeting Loan is unique in that is interest-free and repayments are automatically deducted from a claimant’s benefit entitlement rather than in the form a monthly installment. If you are currently in the process of repaying a Budgeting Loan but are undergoing a change of circumstances that mean that you will no longer be able to claim benefits then it is important that you inform a DWP representative as soon as possible.
Call Costs and Opening Hours
The DWP Budgeting Loan department operates a 03 contact number that charges callers the standard per-minute rate for any other local call made from a UK mobile or landline telephone. However you may be able to get in touch with a representative from Jobcentre Plus for free if your telephone network provider offers any inclusive free minutes as part of your tariff arrangement. The DWP Budgeting Loans team is available to be contacted during the working week as it operates during the opening hours of 8am-6pm Monday to Friday.
Other Ways to Contact DWP about your budgeting loan
Online Claims Form
If you are active online then you have the option of downloading a Budgeting Loans claims form from the Official DWP Website so that you can complete a digital application.
Write to the Independent Case Examiner
You can also register a complaint if you are unhappy with the result of your Budgeting Loan application by sending a written enquiry to the independent case examiner at: PO Box 209, Bootle, L20 7WA, United Kingdom.