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Universal Credit payment dates during Christmas and New Year

Universal Credit payment dates during Christmas and New Year

Here's everything you need to know about Universal Credit payment dates that fall over the festive period.

What is the Dole

What is the Dole

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What is the Department of Labor and Employment? (DOLE)

The Dole, is essentially just another name for Jobseeker's Allowance JSA is an unemployment benefit that you can claim while you are looking for work in the UK- You can find out how to apply online on this website, as well as the new style JSA, find out if you are eligible to make a claim, you can also find out the current rates.

The agency was formed when the Employment Service, which operated Jobcentres, merged with the Benefits Agency, which ran social security offices, and was re-branded as Jobcentre Plus on 1 April 2002. It is an executive agency of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and reports directly to the Minister of State for Employment and Welfare Reform. The current Minister is Chris Grayling MP. Jobcentre Plus advertises job vacancies for employers by using a computer system called LMS (Labour Market System) which can be accessed by customers through Job points (touch-screen computer terminals) and via the Jobcentre Plus website and the telephone service Jobseeker Direct (0845 60 60 234). It also administers claims for benefits such as Jobseeker's Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Employment and Support Allowance, and Income Support. The forerunners of the Jobcentre Plus were the government-run Labour Exchanges,

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You can apply for Jobseekers Allowance to help you when you’re looking for work.

jobcentre contact telephone numbers

jobcentre contact telephone numbers

Jobcentre Contact Telephone NumbersContacting a Jobcentre Plus is easy as they provide a wide range of information and services, like benefits, loans, and grants, and helps with finding a job. You can use this website to find out how to contact Jobcentre Plus by telephone and other ways of finding the information you require using DWP online services or you may be looking for your local Jobcentre Plus office in your area.

If you need to contact the jobcentre plus to make a claim for benefit call or If you find it hard to speak or hear clearly a textphone is available as is welsh language.

What time does the Jobcentre close today?

What time does the Jobcentre close today?

  • jobcentre opening hoursCovid-19 secure Jobcentre plus offices have remained open throughout the pandemic, supporting the most vulnerable in society.
  • Increasing access to Jjobcentres will allow more people to get the support they need to get back into work.

While jobcentres have remained open and fully operational throughout the pandemic for those who really need it, and Work Coaches have continued to support all their customers virtually. Opening hours were temporarily shortened to 10 am to 2 pm at the start of this national lockdown in line with the toughened restrictions.

 

DWP Jobcentre plus offices in the UK normally close at 6 pm full opening and closing hours are listed below

Jobcentre Plus Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 6pm
Sunday Closed

DWP Help to Save Scheme

Department for Work & Pensions DWP Help to Save Scheme

The new scheme from DWP Help to Save is a type of savings account that allows people on benefits such as Working Tax Credit or Universal Credit to get a bonus of 50p for every £1 they save over 4 years.

The Help to Save scheme is backed by the DWP & the government so all savings in the scheme are secure.

Cold Weather Payment

Cold Weather Payment

You may be able to get a Cold Weather Payment if you meet the eligibility rules for certain benefits.

To qualify for a cold weather payment the average temperature in your local area must also be recorded as, or forecast to be, zero degrees celsius or below for 7 consecutive days.

The Cold Weather Payment is extra money for people that are receiving certain benefits, such as Pension Credit, when there is extremely cold weather.

Jobcentre Christmas Opening Times

Jobcentre Christmas Opening Times 

Jobcentre Christmas Opening Times 2019These are the current changes that apply to Jobcentre Plus opening times over Christmas and New Year.

You can use these details if you need to contact the jobcentre plus over xmas.

DWP Benefits

DWP Benefits Information

claim universal creditthe information you can find on our jobcentre plus offices website Includes things like benefit eligibility and benefits appeals, applying for tax credits, and Universal Credit.

We provide you with useful information and advice on social security benefits and other related help and how they may affect you.

benefits like Jobseekers Allowance is a benefit for those who are fit for work. As described under ESA above, there are two kinds of Jobseekers Allowance. One is ‘means tested’ which tops you up if you have no or low income and is called ‘Income-Based JSA’

DWP Contact Telephone Numbers

Contact Your Local Jobcentre Plus by Telephone

contact your local jobcentreJobcentre Plus provides a wide range of information and services, like benefits, loans, and grants and helps with finding a job. Find out how to contact Jobcentre Plus and other ways of finding the information or online service you are looking for. If you need to contact the jobcentre plus to make a claim for benefits call or If you find it hard to speak or hear clearly a textphone is available as is welsh language.

Universal Credit Payment Dates

Your Universal Credit Payments

Do you need to know when you will receive your first Universal Credit payment dates will be paid and how Universal Credit benefit is paid to you.

Universal Credit payment dates

Find out below when you will receive your first Universal Credit payment dates and how Universal Credit is paid. Universal Credit is usually paid monthly.