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Jobcentre Phone Number (DWP)

We will forward you call to the Department of Work and Pensions Jobcentre Plus
Click to call 0845 459 0293

Jobcentre Contact Phone Number

If you wish to speak to someone, you can click to call 0845 459 0293.   The DWP will help you with your query and help you with a new or existing claim.  If you wish to start a claim for Jobseekers (JA), Employment Support Allowance (ESA), phone the DWP for help.  They can also help you claim Carers Allowance (CA) or help you with Child Maintenance queries.

Useful Questions you can ask the Jobcentre Plus

Before you call the Jobcentre Plus at DWP on 0845 459 0293.   Consider the following questions:

  • How much is Jobseekers Allowance?
  • How long does it take to make a claim?
  • When will I receive any money?
  • How do I get paid?
  • Am I eligible to claim JSA?
  • What changes in my circumstances do I need to tell you about?
  • What documentation do I need?
  • Do I have to attend an interview?
  • What happens at an interview?
  • Can I bring my children to the interview?
  • Do I need a CV?
  • Do I need to claim Universal Credit instead?


Help Getting a Job

There are lots of ways to be successful at job hunting.   If you are successful, greatly depends on the sort of work you are searching for. Conventional methods for finding a job are looking at companies advertising for a position or role.  For example, looking in daily papers and online job directories, such as or

More common place in this digital age is LinkedIn. Try some of the more well known strategies.  For example, volunteering or the Work Trial scheme.

Claiming Benefits UK

As a UK resident you are entitled to claim benefits, if you meet certain criteria.

  • Low income
  • No income
  • Illness, disability or injury
  • Extra support for dependants, such as children
  • Caring for someone

You can make an application to claim benefits if your circumstances meet any of the above, but many of the benefits are means tested.  These means, if you earn over a certain amount, you may not be entitled to receive any money.

About Jobcentre Plus (DWP)

Jobcentre Plus is a department of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).  It is funded by the government as an employment agency  in most towns or cities through-out the UK.  Its purpose is to help people find work and support those trying to get back to work and find jobs.  It was named Jobcentre Plus in 2002.

DWP has four organisations:

  1. Jobcentre Plus for Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  2. The Pension Service for State Pensions and Pension Credits
  3. Disability and Carers Service for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Carers Allowance (CA)
  4. The Child Maintenance Group for Child Support and Child Maintenance

Services Offered by DWP

  • Pension Credit

  • Winter Fuel Payments

  • Cold Weather Payments

  • Disability Living Allowance

  • Attendance Allowance

  • Carer’s Allowance

  • Vaccine Damage Payment

  • Personal Independence Payment

  • Job Seekers Allowance

  • Employment Support allowance

Phoning the Jobcentre

Most relevantly, you can call the Jobcentre Plus, between 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday.

Jobcentre Phone Number

We can forward your call to customer services, by using the number below.

Click to call 0845 459 0293

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Department for Work and Pensions
Caxton House

Opening Times for Jobcentre Plus (DWP)

Day Opens Closes
Monday 8am 6pm
Tuesday 8am 6pm
Wednesday 8am 6pm
Thursday 8am 6pm
Friday 8am 6pm
Saturday n/a n/a
Sunday n/a n/a