The Job Centre Plus helpline (Universal Jobmatch) can be contacted by phone: Open Monday-Friday – 8:00 AM-6:00 PM.
Job Centre Plus Telephone Helpline Hours
The Job Centre Plus helpline is available to take your call Monday-Friday – 8:00 AM-6:00 PM. Holiday support hours may differ.
|Monday||8:00 AM||6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||8:00 AM||6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||8:00 AM||6:00 PM|
|Thursday||8:00 AM||6:00 PM|
|Friday||8:00 AM||6:00 PM|
Tips for Contacting Job Centre Plus
• Remember to have your details with you before you dial the Job centre number. This will include your National Insurance Number, personal details, address and any relevant information regarding your call. If you are claiming benefit of any type, you will need the details of rent, income, outgoings and your last job.
• Listen carefully to the Job centre contact number voice message system, this will help to get you transferred to the correct advisor and save you some time on your call.
• If you’re unsure if you should go in to a Jobcentre Plus office and talk to an agent directly, ring the Jobcentre Plus phone number and speak to an advisor about your situation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is “New Deal”?
New Deal is a new program run by the Jobcentre Plus that allows you to get training and work experience. This is a type pf apprenticeship that encourages people to try a different field of work or retrain in the same career.
If you have been in claiming Jobseekers allowance for 12 months or more, you have to take part in New Deal.
Ring the Jobcentre Plus contact number for more information.
What benefits am I entitled to?
Your benefits are dependent on your specific situation. There are 3500 grants available and the Jobcentre Plus advisor website shows you how you can check your eligibility. Head over to the website or call the Jobcentre number and speak to an agent.
You can claim for council tax and rent (if you live in London, you get more) and even some other social services such as free dental NHS check-ups and minor dental work.
About Job Centre Plus
Jobcentre Plus is a quango set up by the Department for Work and Pensions, which is part of the government of the United Kingdom. It is an employment service headquartered in Leeds.
Between 2002 and 2011 it was the result of a merger between the Employment Service and the Benefits Agency, the latter taking care of the social security and a large chunk of the welfare system in Britain.
The functions of Jobcentre Plus is to provide an employment service and assist people financially, who has lost their jobs are other incapacitated due to disability, illness or drug addiction and are unable to work. To assist with living costs and in some cases retraining for different positions.
Universal Jobmatch is a new website created by the government with the ability for “jobseekers” to be able to see the vast array of positions available on the government database, without having to go into an actual Jobcentre office.
Employers are also able to post jobs on this site and review potential candidates.
When first applying at a Jobcentre Plus, people are required to speak to Jobcentre Plus customer care advisors (reference) and from there any application for working-age benefits can be made.
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