Contact Jobcentre Plus for free by calling their UK freephone number 0800 055 6688 to apply for local jobs in your area and to make a new claim for Jobseekers Allowance benefits.

Jobcentre Plus is the public face of the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP), which in turn is responsible for helping UK citizens to find employment via job search assistance and benefit payments including Jobseekers Allowance. You should phone their freephone general enquiries contact number 0800 055 6688 to make a new benefits claim in the event that you have been unemployed for a period of time. However you will have to actively try to find a new job to continue claiming Jobseekers Allowance payments, which involves regular meetings at your local Jobcentre office. Furthermore if you are claimant of Employment Support Allowance (ESA) or Incapacity benefits you should also dial this helpline to discuss your benefits claim. Please be aware that these separate support payments are soon to be merged under the Universal Credit system, therefore if you would like further information on how your benefits will be affected you can call this number to reach a UK-based advisor.

Lines are open between the hours of 9am-6pm Monday-Friday, therefore you will be unable to contact Jobcentre Plus on weekends as well as some UK bank holidays. As the Jobcentre Plus contact number 0800 055 6688 is a freephone helpline you will be able to call them for free from any UK landline or mobile telephone.


Appointments & job search – 0345 604 3719

Contact Jobcentre Plus to make an appointment by calling their dedicated phone number 0345 604 3719, where you will be able to meet with a specially trained advisor who will help you find a job vacancy. They will also assist you with the application process, including bolstering your CV and strengthening your interview technique. If you claim benefits you will have to visit your local Jobcentre Plus periodically in order to continue recieving your payments, therefore if you are unable to attend a previously arranged session you must inform them immediately by calling this helpline.


Jobcentre Plus telephone numbers – in summary

Jobcentre Plus department Contact number
New benefit claims 0800 055 6688
Existing benefit claimants – JSA, Income Support, Incapacity Benefits and ESA 0345 608 8545
Existing benefit claimants – Universal Credit 0345 600 0723
Existing benefit claimants – Budgeting Loans 0345 603 6967
Existing benefit claimants – Maternity Allowance 0345 608 8610
Existing benefit claimants – bereavement benefits (UK) 0345 608 8601
Existing benefit claimants – bereavement benefits (international) +44 191 218 7608
Make an appointment or complaint 0345 604 3719