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.

Updated on Wednesday, November 28 2012 at 11:03PM GMT

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