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Budgeting Loan/Advance - How do I claim a Budgeting Loan/Advance?

Find out more about Budgeting Loan/Advances.

How do I claim a Budgeting Loan/Advance?

You do not have to say exactly what you need or why. However, you must say the category of the expenses for which you want a Budgeting Loan/Advance and the amount of money you need.

In England, Scotland or Wales

Contact your local Jobcentre Plus Office for a claim form (link opens in a new window)

Download a claim form from the Department for Work and Pensions website (link opens in a new window)

In Northern Ireland

Contact your local Social Security/Jobs and Benefits Office for a claim form (link opens in a new window)

What documents will I need to claim a Budgeting Loan/Advance?

You have to give your national insurance number. You will need to also provide details of who else lives with you (partner and children if any) and details of savings and any current debt payments.

When will my Budgeting Loan/Advance claim begin?

Your application is treated as made on the day it is received by the DWP. If your application was incomplete and you comply with a request for additional information, your application is treated as made on the day it was originally received.

It usually takes 5-6 weeks for a Budgeting Loan/Advance to be processed.

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