Job centre benefit payments number

To enquire about Job Seeker's Allowance (payments) call Job Centre Plus on 08000556688. Text phone: 08000234888. Hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. Visit here to start a new claim.

Contribution-based Jobseeker's Allowance (paid weekly): Those ages 16 - 24 may be eligible for a maximum payment of £56.25. Those ages 25 or over may be eligible for a maximum payment of £71.00.

Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (paid weekly): Single people under 25 may receive £56.25. Single people 25 or over may receive £71.00. Couples and civil partnerships (both age 18 or older) may receive £111.45. Lone parents under 18 may receive £56.25. Lone parents 18 and older may receive £71.00.

In Department for Work and Pensions news, a woman recently claimed that she hadn't been paid Jobseekers's Allowance even though she applied for it 10 weeks ago and made 40 visits to a local Jobs Plus Centre. The Department for Work and Pensions has apologised for the series of clerical blunders that delayed her weekly payments.

Wednesday, November 28 2012