Crisis Loan is no longer available from the Jobcentre / Department for Work and Pensions ( DWP ) as the Social Fund was disbanded back in 2013, however it is still possible to apply for a Budgeting Loan and request a copy of the Budgeting Loan Application form by phone.

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Call Now on 0843 509 2336

The application itself has not changed and you will still be expected to fill out an SF500 form detailing what you need the loan for and then accepting repayment terms assuming that your application is accepted.

To start the application off by telephone you will need to call Jobcentre Plus, they have several telephone numbers and you are able to make the initial application by telephone.

As of 1/1/2015, the latest budgeting loan telephone number is 0345 603 6967.

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Before you scoot off and use the budgeting loan telephone number above, take a look at our tips on speeding up your application for a budgeting loan

Need to speak to a member of the Depart for Work And Pensions about your issues? Our call connection phone numbers should be able to help – get in touch with the right department by dialling one of the contact numbers below.

Department Call Connection Phone Numbers
Social Fund 0843 506 0283
Crisis Loan / Budgeting Loan 0843 509 2336
Jobcentre Appointments 0843 509 2322
Job Seeker’s Allowance Claims (New Claims & Existing) 0843 509 2383
Employment & Support Allowance 0843 509 2374
Income Support 0843 509 2374
Incapacity Benefit 0843 504 0374
Universal Credit 0843 509 2382
Universal Credit (New Claims & Appointments) 0843 509 2382
Maternity Allowance 0843 504 9433
Personal Independence Payment 0843 509 2380

Calls to the Social Fund on their direct number 0800 169 0140 are free from any BT landline (this include call/phone boxes) and also includes calls from most of the larger mobile phone networks.