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Budgeting advance

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afgzee
afgzee Community member Posts: 26 Connected
Hi. I am wondering if I would be able to get a budgeting advanced for a mattress, bed frame and a winter coat as my bed broke and I'm currently sleeping on a hard cold floor, also don't have a proper winter coat. 

Does a budgeting advance cover this?

Many thanks. 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,189 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes those items are things you can request the loan for. You need to be claiming a qualifying means tested benefit for at least 6 months.

    You'll also need to have earned less than £2,600 in the 6 months before your application. This figure is £3,600 if you live with a partner.

    You can't get a budgeting advance if you or your partner is still paying off a previous budgeting advance.

    To apply you will need to ring the helpline.

    Universal Credit helpline

    Telephone: 0800 328 5644
    Telephone (Welsh language): 0800 328 1744
    Textphone: 0800 328 1344



    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • afgzee
    afgzee Community member Posts: 26 Connected
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    Yes those items are things you can request the loan for. You need to be claiming a qualifying means tested benefit for at least 6 months.

    You'll also need to have earned less than £2,600 in the 6 months before your application. This figure is £3,600 if you live with a partner.

    You can't get a budgeting advance if you or your partner is still paying off a previous budgeting advance.

    To apply you will need to ring the helpline.

    Universal Credit helpline

    Telephone: 0800 328 5644
    Telephone (Welsh language): 0800 328 1744
    Textphone: 0800 328 1344



    Thanks for your quick reply poppy, you're always a great help. 

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