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Short Term Benefit Advance

What is a Short Term Benefit Advance?

A Short Term Benefit Advance could help if:

  • You have made a new claim for a benefit but will be in financial need until you receive your first payment

  • You have had a change in your circumstances that will increase the amount of benefit you are entitled to

  • It is not possible to pay your benefit on the due date. This could, for example, be due to a technical problem in processing your claim or payment.


Applies to: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

Age rules: You must be aged 16 or over

Type of benefit: Means tested

Taxable: No

Administered by: Department for Work and Pensions