Jobcentre Plus Contact Number:

Contact Jobcentre Plus for free by dialling their UK freephone number 0800 055 6688 to search for local jobs, for assistance with an application with a vacancy and to make a new benefits claim.

Jobcentre Plus is a government-run service for supporting benefit claimants and unemployed citizens living in the United Kingdom. If you have recently fallen on hard times you can call their freephone contact number 0800 055 6688 to submit a new claim for benefit payments. This is likely to be the new Universal Credit benefit but you may be eligible for an older type of benefit such as Employment & Support Allowance or Jobseeker’s Allowance, whereby unemployed civilians get a monthly stipend in return for applying to available jobs in your area. You can also phone this number for technical support when using their online platform to apply for vacancies, for example how to submit a personal statement or covering letter to support your application. Finally if you are already claiming benefits you can call the appropriate Jobcentre Plus department using the telephone numbers provided in the table below to enquire about missing payments, to notify them about a change in your circumstances which affects how much you get paid and to change your registered address.


Make an appointment at your local Jobcentre – 0345 604 3719

Contact Jobcentre Plus to make an appointment at your local centre by calling their national phone number 0345 604 3719 where you can attend practice interviews, get help with preparing your CV and search for available vacancies in your area. Furthermore regular meetings are a pre-requisite for claiming some benefits such as Jobseeker’s Allowance, therefore you should call this number as swiftly as possible if you are unable to attend an arranged appointment.


Jobcentre Plus contact numbers

Jobcentre Plus department Telephone number
Make a new claim for benefits 0800 055 6688
Make an appointment at your local Jobcentre 0345 604 3719
Universal Credit enquiries 0345 600 0723
Jobseeker’s Allowance 0345 608 8545
Apply for a budgeting loan 0345 603 6967
Maternity allowance enquiries 0345 608 8610
Bereavement benefits 0345 608 8601


Locate your nearest Jobcentre

You can use the local Jobcentre office search tool online to find your nearest Jobcentre Plus so that you can attend appointments and speak to advisors for support with an unemployment or disability-related enquiry.