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Contents

Bideford Jobcentre Address
Bideford Jobcentre Postcode
Directions to Bideford Jobcentre
Bideford Jobcentre Contact Number
Bideford Jobcentre Opening Hours
Bideford Jobcentre NOMIS code
Claiming Jobseekers at Bideford Jobcentre
Making an appointment at Bideford Jobcentre
Universal Credit at Bideford Jobcentre
Employment and Support Allowance at Bideford Jobcentre
Personal Independence Payment at Bideford Jobcentre
Income Support at Bideford Jobcentre
Incapacity Benefit at Bideford Jobcentre
Social Fund at Bideford Jobcentre
Budgeting Loans at Bideford Jobcentre
Budgeting Loans at Bideford Jobcentre
Maternity Allowance at Bideford Jobcentre
Bideford Jobcentre Complaints
National Insurance Number at Bideford Jobcentre
Advertise a Job at Bideford Jobcentre
Careers at Bideford Jobcentre
Contacting Bideford Jobcentre by email
Contacting Bideford Jobcentre online
All contact details for Bideford Jobcentre

 Bideford Jobcentre Address

There are many people who are looking for the Jobcentre Plus in Bideford. While the information about Jobcentre locations across the UK – indeed, including Bideford – are publically available, sometimes it can be difficult to find out exactly the information that you need. Whether you’re looking to start a claim at Bideford Jobcentre, or simply need to know how to get to the Jobcentre Plus in Bideford, we’ve got all the information that you need.

The full address for the Jobcentre Plus in Bideford is:

Bideford Jobcentre Plus, Northbank House, North Road, Bideford, EX39 2NR

This is according to the UK Government information and was correct as of May 2018.

 Bideford Jobcentre Postcode

One of the most common queries about Bideford Jobcentre is a request for its postcode. This is usually so that a claimant can send a letter of complaint to the Jobcentre, or may be related to another enquiry. Regardless, the postcode for the Jobcentre in Bideford is EX39 2NR.

Directions to Jobcentre

Below you can see a Google Map for the Bideford Jobcentre Plus location – below that, we have a link that should be able to provide directions to the Jobcentre itself. Whether you live close to Northbank House, North Road, Bideford or need to commute, it the Google Maps API should be able to help you navigate towards Bideford Jobcentre in EX39 2NR.

Directions to Bideford Jobcentre Plus, Northbank House, North Road, Bideford, EX39 2NR

 Bideford Jobcentre Contact Number

Phone numbers for individual Jobcentres such as the one in Bideford are almost never published – those looking to contact Bideford Jobcentre or any other Jobcentre Plus location are generally advised to phone the main Jobcentre Plus contact number. For your convenience, we have provided a Jobcentre Plus helpline connection number below


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This website and telephone connection service number is operated by e-Call Connect Ltd and is not affiliated with, or operated by, any organisation listed on this site. A direct number can be obtained from the Gov.UK website at no or lower cost by clicking here. If you do not wish to use this connection service, are disconnected or put on hold, we recommend you call using a direct number which can be found using the link above.

This Jobcentre connection number will direct you through to the main Jobcentre helpline, and is a call forwarding service. Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge.

 

Department Contact Details
Jobcentre Plus helpline (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2924
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Jobcentre Plus claims (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2916
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Jobcentre Plus appointments (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2779
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge

 Bideford Jobcentre Opening Hours

Generally, Jobcentre Plus locations are open between the hours of 9am until 5pm, Monday to Friday. We have been unable to ascertain the exact hours of Bideford Jobcentre, but that rule is generally the case: sometimes certain locations may open an hour or two earlier, and others are known to open late on a Wednesday (generally at 10 am), but these are subject to change.

Day General Jobcentre opening hours
Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

These are not the opening hours for Bideford Jobcentre specifically but acts as a general guide to Jobcentre opening hours.

 Bideford Jobcentre NOMIS code

The NOMIS code for Bideford Jobcentre in Northbank House, North Road, Bideford is 3573.

 Claiming Jobseekers Allowance at Bideford Jobcentre

One of the main ways to claim JSA at any Jobcentre is to do so by calling the Jobcentre contact number. We are able to connect you through to their helpline team using our call forwarding number, and this is true of Bideford Jobcentre. In the past, they may have been able to process claims at their address, Northbank House, North Road, Bideford, but this generally isn’t the case any more. This is true whether you want to claim ‘new style’ JSA, Universal Credit, or most other benefits.

You can also start a claim for JSA at Bideford Jobcentre online through the Gov.UK website – you can do so by following this link, which will provide you with all the details you may require and walk you through the process toward making your claim. Please be aware that in order to use this service, you currently must fit the following criteria:

  • must not have received Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) in the last calendar month
  • must not want to claim Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) from a future date
  • must not want to reclaim JSA after finishing a training course arranged through your Jobcentre
  • must not have an appointee More Information on appointee
  • must not live in Northern Ireland (Northern Ireland customers click here)

You should also:

  • have a National Insurance number
  • have a phone number you can be contacted on
  • complete your own application

Please be aware that if you want to claim Jobseekers Allowance at the Jobcentre Plus in Bideford, at the time of writing the benefit is being phased out in favour of Universal Credit – and your claim may be moved over to UC at some point, if not from the beginning. This is the case in most Jobcentre locations, not only for those applying for JSA in Bideford.

Department Contact Details
Jobcentre Plus claims (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2916
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Claim Jobseekers Allowance online Click here

Making an appointment at Bideford Jobcentre

It is advised that anyone looking to make an appointment at Bideford Jobcentre Plus, or indeed any Jobcentre location, should attempt to do so over the phone if at all possible. The official Government website says as much, pushing people towards a centre appointments line which should be able to allocate a slot for that that – ideally – will fit both your own needs and the needs of Bideford Jobcentre Plus.

This also goes for changing or cancelling an appointment at the Jobcentre Plus in Bideford, and regardless of what benefit you need to speak about (over time, this will likely be entirely about Universal Credit, but at the time of writing could include Jobseekers Allowance)

Department Contact Details
Bideford Jobcentre Plus appointments (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2916
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge

Universal Credit at Bideford Jobcentre

As time goes on, it looks as though Bideford Jobcentre Plus will mainly be processing Universal Credit claims. This is going to be the case nationwide, not only at the Jobcentre location at Northbank House, North Road, Bideford. Whether you live local to EX39 2NR, or somewhere else entirely, the UK Government is attempting to move most benefits payments on to Universal Credit – and so it is likely that it will be the main way through which people receive benefits in the future.

While there has been some pushback to the move to Universal Credit, it seems as though the Jobcentre in Bideford, as well as every other location, will soon be exclusively using Universal Credit.  According to the most recent advice from Citizens Advice, Universal Credit will replace:

  • Housing Benefit

  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)

  • Child Tax Credit

  • Working Tax Credit

  • Income Support

These are known as ‘legacy benefits’. If you’re thinking of claiming one of these benefits for the first time, you might need to apply for Universal Credit instead. It depends where you live – check if you’re eligible for Universal Credit. You can also find out when Universal Credit is coming to your area on GOV.UK.

If you are looking to claim Universal Credit in Bideford, or would simply like the Jobcentre at Northbank House, North Road, Bideford to move you over from one of the benefits mentioned above on to Universal Credit, it may be advisable to phone the central Jobcentre helpline in order to speak to an adviser about how best to go about this. You can speak to a Universal Credit helpline representative by calling our call forwarding number, which will connect through to the main support helpline.

Department Contact Details
Universal Credit – new claims (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2304
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Universal Credit helpline support (this is a call forwarding number) 0843 507 2303
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Universal Credit Budgeting Advances (this is a call forwarding number) 0843 507 2300
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Sign in to your Universal Credit account/online journal Click here
Contact Bideford Jobcentre via the central helpline (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2924
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge

Employment and Support Allowance at Bideford Jobcentre

Much like JSA, Employment and Support Allowance in Bideford and across the country is slowly being phased out in favour of Universal Credits payments. If you are claiming ESA at your local Jobcentre in EX39 2NR, it may be the case that you are moved from this benefits payment and on to Universal Credit in the near future, if this has not already been the case.

However, if you would like to speak to a member of the ESA team about your benefits claim or payment, the government advice is to phone the central Employment and Support Allowance contact number, rather than attempting to dial your local Jobcentre in Northbank House, North Road, Bideford. We have provided a call forwarding number below, which will be able to connect your call through to the main ESA helpline. From here, you should be able to resolve most Employment and Support Allowance enquiries, including issues around payments, complaints, applications, and much more besides.

Department Contact Details
Employment and Support Allowance (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2917
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Employment and Support Allowance advice from Citizens Advice Click here

Personal Independence Payment at Bideford Jobcentre

Personal Independence Payment – also known at PIP – is one of the newest benefits, and also one of the most commonly claimed. it was brought in to replace Disability Living Allowance, amongst other things, and is mainly dealt with by the Department for Work and Pensions centrally. As this is the case, you may need to call the PIP support helpline in order to have your problem dealt with.  It is unlikely that staff at Bideford Jobcentre will be able to assist with most PIP enquiries, either in person at Northbank House, North Road, Bideford or over the phone.

If you are phoning to claim, please be aware that you will need the following (this is according to gov.uk/pip/how-to-claim):

  • your contact details, for

    example

    telephone number

  • your date of birth

  • your National Insurance number – this is on letters about tax, pensions and benefits

  • your bank or building society account number and sort code

  • your doctor or health worker’s name, address and telephone number

  • dates and addresses for any time you’ve spent abroad, in a care home or hospital

Personal Independence Payment is intended to assist claimants with the extra costs associated with dealing with a disability or long-term health condition. It is not means tested, and is tax-free: if you living in the Bideford area and feel like you may be able to make a claim, it is advisable to speak to the PIP helpline team. If you are already claiming and have an issue – such as a payment being missed, or a complaint about Personal Independence Payment – it could also be worth calling the PIP contact number.

Once again, it is not advisable that you go to the Bideford Jobcentre Plus to deal with your Personal Independence Payment claim: instead, Government advice appears to suggest that phoning the PIP helpline could be the most effective way to get your problem resolved.

Department Contact Details
Personal Independence Payment helpline (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2299
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Personal Independence Payment advice from Citizens Advice Click here

Income Support at Bideford Jobcentre

Income Support is a benefit that is aimed at supporting households that are on a low income to supplement their earnings. Those who are claiming may be able to receive other benefits too, but these are all means test and dependent upon individual circumstance. If you are living in the Bideford area and feel that you may be eligible to get Income Support payments, please be aware that all new claims must be made through one of the following two methods:

You can call the main Jobcentre helpline who are able to start new Income Support Claims. If you are searching for an Income Support contact number, we have created a call forwarding service that will be able to direct yoru call through. These calls will cost 7p per minute plus your network’s access charge.

You are also able to make a claim through the post, when you send a claim form through to Bideford Jobcentre Plus at their postal address, which is as follows:

Bideford Jobcentre, Northbank House, North Road, Bideford, EX39 2NR

You can download Income Support claim forms below:

To download an Income Support claim form that you can fill in on your computer and then print off, click here.
To download an Income Support claim form that you can print off and fill out with a pen, click here

The Jobcentre in Bideford  should be able to deal with your Income Support claim – but please be aware that the benefit is slowly being phased out in favour of Universal Credit, and both existing and new claims may be moved over to Universal Credit soon.

Department Contact Details
Universal Credit – new claims (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2304
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Universal Credit helpline support (this is a call forwarding number) 0843 507 2303
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Income Support (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2318
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Sign in to your Universal Credit account/online journal Click here
Contact Bideford Jobcentre via the central helpline (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2924
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge

Incapacity Benefit at Bideford Jobcentre

Incapacity Benefit has now almost completely been replaced with Employment and Support Allowance. This is also the case for most claims that are being made through Bideford Jobcentre, and any new Incapacity Benefit claims that are directed to Northbank House, North Road, Bideford will almost certainly be passed on to the ESA team. Even then, many ESA claims are being moved on to Universal Credit: it would be worth speaking to an Incapacity Benefit advisor if you feel you may be affected.

Incapacity Benefit was paid to people who were unable to work, and who had paid enough National Insurance Contributions. Since 31 January 2011, no new Incapacity claims were accepted – and all new claims were to be made through Employment and Support Allowance.

Department Contact Details
Universal Credit – new claims (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2304
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Universal Credit helpline support (this is a call forwarding number) 0843 507 2303
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Incapacity Benefit (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2318
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Sign in to your Universal Credit account/online journal Click here
Contact Bideford Jobcentre via the central helpline (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2924
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge

Social Fund at Bideford Jobcentre

Both at Bideford Jobcentre and cross the UK, the Social Fund has long since been abolished, with the Government in 2013 abolishing it. This also applied to Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans. The Social Fund now mainly exists to administer Budgeting Loans, details of which can be found below.

If you have any questions, consider using the contact details below.

Department Contact Details
Social Fund (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2918
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
More on Social Fund from Wikipedia Click here

Budgeting Loans at Bideford Jobcentre

Budgeting Loans are an option for people who are claiming benefits and have imminent things that need paying for that may not be covered by their current benefits payments. These can include:

  • furniture or household items (for example, washing machines or other ‘white goods’)

  • clothes or footwear

  • rent in advance

  • costs linked to moving house

  • maintenance, improvements or security for your home

  • travelling costs within the UK

  • costs linked to getting a new job

  • maternity costs

  • funeral costs

  • repaying hire purchase loans

  • repaying loans taken for the above items

If you are on Universal Credit, please be aware that you must claim for a Budgeting Advance instead – see below for this.

If you are a claimant at Bideford Jobcentre and need a Budgeting Loan, you can pick up a claim form from the main office, which is located at:

Bideford Jobcentre, Northbank House, North Road, Bideford, EX39 2NR

You can also download a Budgeting Loan claim form below:

To download an interactive Budgeting Loan claim form (SF500 form) that can be filled out on your computer and printed, please click here.
To download a Budgeting Loan claim form (SF500) that you can print off and fill out in pen, click here.

These will then need to be either sent or delivered by hand to the Bideford Jobcentre (if this is, of course, your local Jobcentre Plus location).

You can start a Budgeting Loan claim that will then be processed by Bideford Jobcentre at Northbank House, North Road, Bideford, EX39 2NR (if this is your local Jobcentre location) online – you can start this by clicking here.

You can also make a Budgeting Loan claim over the phone – find the contact details below.

Department Contact Details
Budgeting Loans (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2935
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Budgeting Loans information from Gov.UK Click here

Budgeting Advances at Bideford 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 Bideford 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 you work coach at Bideford 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) 0843 507 2304
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Universal Credit helpline support (this is a call forwarding number) 0843 507 2303
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Budgeting Advance (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2300
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Sign in to your Universal Credit account/online journal Click here
Contact Bideford Jobcentre via the central helpline (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2924
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge

Maternity Allowance at Bideford Jobcentre

Maternity Allowance is paid to you if you are not eligible to claim Stattory Maternity Pay.  You are eligible to claim as soon as you hit the 26th week of your pregnancy.

To claim, you must go through your local Jobcentre – if you live in the Bideford area, this is likely you Jobcentre at Northbank House, North Road, Bideford. To make a Maternity Allowance claim, you must fill out a form and send it to the following address (if this is, indeed, your local Jobcentre Plus location)

Bideford Jobcentre, Northbank House, North Road, Bideford, EX39 2NR

To download a Maternity Allowance claim form, see below:

To download a Maternity Allowance claim form (MA1 form) that you can fill out on your computer and then print out, click here.
To download a Maternity Allowance claim form (MA1! form) that you can print out and then fill in by pen, click here.

These must then be sent via post to above address. Alternatively, you can speak to a member of the Maternity Allowance team through the Jobcentre Plus helpline below using our call forwarding service.

Department Contact Details
Maternity Allowance (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2914
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Maternity Allowance advice from Citizens Advice Click here

National Insurance Number at Bideford Jobcentre

If you need to apply for a National Insurance Number, this needs to be done via phone. You can do so by using our call forwarding service through the number below. Calls will cost 7p per minute plus network access charge.

To get a National Insurance Number, you may need some of the following:

  • passport or identity card

  • residence permit

  • birth or adoption certificate

  • marriage or civil partnership certificate

  • driving licence

If you have lost your National Insurance Number, HMRC will not give these out over the phone, and Bideford Jobcentre may not be able to assist you in this either. You will need to fill out the CA5403 form – part of which must be done online. Click here to get the CA5403 form.

Department Contact Details
National Insurance Number helpline (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2919
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Find lost National Insurance Number Click here

 Bideford Jobcentre Complaints

To make a complaint about Bideford Jobcentre, its employees, or anything relating to the operations at Northbank House, North Road, Bideford, you can do so either via phone, in person, or in writing. When you contact DWP to complain about Bideford Jobcentre, please include the following:

  • your National Insurance number �” unless you are an employer

  • your full name, address and contact numbers

  • which benefit you are complaining about

  • what happened, when it happened and how it affected you

  • what you want to happen to put things right

You can complain directly to the Jobcentre Plus at Bideford using the following address, or via phone using the call forwarding contact details below.

Bideford Jobcentre Plus Complaints, Northbank House, North Road, Bideford, EX39 2NR

Advertise a Job at Bideford Jobcentre

Anyone looking to advertise a job at Bideford Jobcentre is advised to do so using the Gov.UK ‘Find a Job’ service, which was previously called Universal Jobmatch. You can find out more here.

Careers at Bideford Jobcentre

Any job at Bideford Jobcentre should be advertised using the Gov.UK ‘Find a Job’ service (which was previously known as Universal Jobmatch. You can search for jobs at the Jobcentre Plus in Bideford by clicking here.

Contacting Bideford Jobcentre by email

Unfortunately, the Jobcentre Plus team don’t generally advise to contact them over email for anything other than non-urgent enquiries. If you do need to contact Bideford Jobcentre urgently, please consider visiting them in person at Northbank House, North Road, Bideford or contacting them via phone. However, you can contact the central Jobcentre team via email, who can pass on any non-urgent enquiries to the Bideford Jobcentre Plus team by the email address below:

CONTACT-.DWP1@DWP.GSI.GOV.UK

Contacting Bideford Jobcentre online

If you would like to contact Bideford Jobcentre Plus online, please see above for the general email address. Again, this is for non-urgent enquiries.

All contact details for Bideford Jobcentre

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

Department Call Forwarding Number
Jobcentre central helpline (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2924
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Jobcentre Appointments (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2779
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Job Seeker’s Allowance Claims (New Claims & Existing) (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2916
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Employment & Support Allowance (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2917
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Income Support Incapacity Benefit (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2318
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Universal Credit (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2303
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Universal Credit (New Claims & Appointments) (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2304
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Social Fund (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2918
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Maternity Allowance (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2914
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Personal Independence Payment (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2299
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
National Insurance Number helpline (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2919
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Budgeting Advance (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2300
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
Budgeting Loans (this is a call forwarding service) 0843 507 2935
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your network access charge
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