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Budgeting Loans at Annan Jobcentre
Contact details for Jobcentre

Budgeting Advances at Jobcentre

Brought in alongside Universal Credit, Budgeting Advances cover the following:

[F]or emergency household costs (for example buying a new cooker or for help getting a job or staying in work).

A Budgeting Advance is a loan, and you’ll need to repay it through your regular Universal Credit payments �” your payments will be lower until you pay it back.

In terms of the amounts you can claim, the Government currently advises (at the time of writing):

The smallest amount you can borrow is £100. You can get up to:

  • £348 if you’re single
  • £464 if you’re part of a couple
  • £812 if you have children

How much you can get depends on whether you:

  • can pay the loan back

  • have any savings over £1,000 (we will reduce the loan amount we offer to you by £1 for every £1 you have in savings over the £1000 threshold)

If you would like for Jobcentre to consider you for a Budgeting Advance, there are certain eligibility criteria that you need to meet. This currently means you must have (according to Gov.UK):

  • been getting Universal Credit, Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance or State Pension Credit for 6 months or more, unless you need the money to help you start a new job or keep an existing job

  • earned less than £2,600 (£3,600 jointly for couples) in the past 6 months

  • paid off any previous Budgeting Advances

If you would like to be considered for a Budgeting Advance, you must speak to your work coach at Jobcentre Plus. They should be able to advise you on whether you are eligible, the amount you could be paid, and other relevant details. To speak to a member of the Jobcentre Plus team, you can call the Jobcentre contact number – our call connection number can forward your call to their team. Calls will cost 7p per minute plus network access charges.

Department Contact Details
Universal Credit – new claims (this is a call forwarding service) 0905 481 0140
Calls cost £1.50 connection fee and £1.50 per minute plus your network access charge
Universal Credit helpline support (this is a call forwarding number) 0903 871 2346
Calls cost £1.50 connection fee and £1.50 per minute plus your network access charge
Budgeting Advance (this is a call forwarding service) 0905 481 0140
Calls cost £1.50 connection fee and £1.50 per minute plus your network access charge
Sign in to your Universal Credit account/online journal Click here
Contact Jobcentre via their central helpline (this is a call forwarding service) 0903 871 2358
Calls cost £1.50 connection fee and £1.50 per minute plus your network access charge

Contact information for Jobcentre

Below is a complete list of all our call forwarding numbers for relevant departments that should be able to assist with your Jobcentre Plus enquiry.

Department Call Forwarding Number
Jobcentre central helpline (this is a call forwarding service) 0903 871 2358
Calls cost £1.50 connection fee and £1.50 per minute plus your network access charge
Jobcentre Appointments (this is a call forwarding service) 0903 871 2358
Calls cost £1.50 connection fee and £1.50 per minute plus your network access charge
Job Seeker’s Allowance Claims (New Claims & Existing) (this is a call forwarding service) 0903 871 2358
Calls cost £1.50 connection fee and £1.50 per minute plus your network access charge
Employment & Support Allowance (this is a call forwarding service) 0905 481 0002
Calls cost £1.50 connection fee and £1.50 per minute plus your network access charge
Income Support Incapacity Benefit (this is a call forwarding service) 0905 481 0249
Calls cost £1.50 connection fee and £1.50 per minute plus your network access charge
Universal Credit (this is a call forwarding service) 0903 871 2346
Calls cost £1.50 connection fee and £1.50 per minute plus your network access charge
Universal Credit (New Claims & Appointments) (this is a call forwarding service) 0905 481 0140
Calls cost £1.50 connection fee and £1.50 per minute plus your network access charge
Social Fund (this is a call forwarding service) 0903 871 2467
Calls cost £1.50 connection fee and £1.50 per minute plus your network access charge
Maternity Allowance (this is a call forwarding service) 0905 481 0145
Calls cost £1.50 connection fee and £1.50 per minute plus your network access charge
Personal Independence Payment (this is a call forwarding service) 0903 871 2350
Calls cost £1.50 connection fee and £1.50 per minute plus your network access charge
National Insurance Number helpline (this is a call forwarding service) 0903 871 2359
Calls cost £1.50 connection fee and £1.50 per minute plus your network access charge
Budgeting Advance (this is a call forwarding service) 0905 481 0140
Calls cost £1.50 connection fee and £1.50 per minute plus your network access charge
Budgeting Loans (this is a call forwarding service) 0905 481 0144
Calls cost £1.50 connection fee and £1.50 per minute plus your network access charge