Budgeting advance application

Given that the DWP have recently begun to move all of the services that they offer online with the recent digital initiative and have shown a preference for online services, downloadable (BA) loan application forms will be available so that you can simply download an application form and sent it in, or complete an online budgeting advance application online.

These services are yet to be confirmed, but we will post a downloadable form or links to an online loan application as soon as the plans have been finalised and made public.

26 comments on “How to Apply

    • Lots of people do Martin, its a shame that support is not more openly/proactively offered by the DWP.

  • my esa was stopped 1st may and have not had a penny since and finding it a real struggle!….in the hands of the ‘decision maker’ is all I am told…I have a 5yr old son and suffering….any help would be appreciated right now ….

    • Hi Julie,

      Was your ESA stopped due to not meeting the 15 points, or for another reason?
      If it was due to not scoring 15 points do you intend to appeal the decision?

      It may be worth you having a read about or recent STBA/ESA victory – a similar situation

      If you have already appeled, we would suggest that you call 0800 055 6688 tomorrow and ask for a short term benefit advance whilst the reconsideration (with the Decision Maker) is looked at. At worst this will force a decision on your case, and at best it will get you a SBTA to help in the fort term

      Feel free to email me directly dave@benefitsadvance.com (I can offer only general advice, so please dont send personal info) and we can discuss off the site if your would prefer.

  • hi, i was on income support then was switched to esa. about a few weeks later i attended a medical and never scored 15 points.my esa was stopped and im appealing . my case is in 4 weeks time. im struggling to buy food after i pay my rent and househpold bills. no crisis loans or social fund available. any help available?

    • Have you applied for ESA atthe assessment rate? this should be given to you automatically when you submit an appeal

  • I recently applied for a budgeting loan and was refused it due to my apparent social fund debt apparently am mounting to 1,400 pounds. I don’t see how this is when I have been getting my benefit at. A reduced rate for close to a year, due to me paying back crisis loans. Is there any way to find out what payments you have made to the social fund already. Because I would like to know why my benefit is being reduced if it is not to pay social fund.

    • Hi Anthony,

      It could be that you were repaying an overpayment or other debt for that last year? Given the level of debt that you have and the fact that they tend to only take around 12% of youer benefit each week- it is unlikley that you will pay it off in less than 24 months

  • Hello…I haven’t been paid E.s.a since end of march and they habe left me with nothing, I have only been living on child benefit and child tax credit, and that’s only for one of my children, it has made me very ill, and my depression worse, and my doctor has even given me two certificates, they arte still processing the claim but since then I have applied again and that was over a month ago, and still nothing 🙁

  • i have been on incapacity benefit for 7 years now due to ill health,recently it was changed over to esa,can i get a budgeting advance???

      • Hi I’ve been waiting for 4 wks from 20th September 2016 ive paid off debt iv previously had since waiting on my loan and currently struggling to live day by day with my low income and also back into debt as depending on my loan to be the 3 wks I was informed about now struggling really hard I’m looking to see if I can apply for a budgeting advance asap thanx

  • Here is a address to send downloaded budget loan forms in Seaham Sunderland area.Sunderland Benefits Centre. Jobcentre Plus.Earlsway Gateshead. NE92 1BR

  • i have been placed in the wrag of esa since september after appealing i sent form to atos, still waiting to hear ,my husband works but only minimum wage we are in arrears with utility bills and mortgage would i be able to get a budgeting loan ?

  • I got a letter today saying i will be getting esa payments from 11th September but do i need to send a sick note in before i recieve my 1st payment?

  • I have a one year old daughter and a baby due in 5 weeks i need to apply for a budgeting loan urgently but just realise i have only been on income support since june because i had a break what help can i get please

  • Jetesh

    How come white people have more opportunities than Asian boys.

    I have run out of money and emergency need a budgeting advance to food and furnishings.

    Jetesh Chavda

  • Hii I work 16 hours a week and and I am on universal credit this month I am down 600 pound as universal credit added my 2 payments together and then took 600 pound and left me with 200 pound can I get a budgeting advance or any other help as I am struggling. I have a 1 and 3 year old. I Am now in debt with family and friends because I couldn’t pay them back what I lent as I was down so much please help

  • HI NOW MY NAME IS DONNA CROSS ICANT EVENGET AADVANCE PAYMENT ATALL AS I HAVE ASKED NOTHING AT ALL AND THEY HAVE GONE AND STOPPTED IT ALL NOW TOO AND MY DISABLTYS LIVING ALLWANCES NOW TOO AS IWAS GETTING ABOUT 312 POUNDS AS WELL NOW BECAUSE I DID NOT GOP FOR THGE DISABLTY SEMENT ATANFIELD THEY HAVE NOW STOPTED ALL MY DISABLTY BENEFITS AS WELL; AND CANT GET IT BACK AT ALL AS OI HAVE HAD NOMONEDY FDOR ABOUT NEARLY 8WEEKS AS WELL FROM DXOPNNA CROSS AND THEY HAVE4 NPT EVEN MACDE ADESCTIPON OVER MY APPEA;LNOWQTOO AS WELL WHETHER I AM GETTI9NG ANY INN COME SUPOERT ASA MY CHEST ASA BEEN TOO SORE FOR ASTART DONNA CROSS

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