Who is eligible for a Budgeting Advance?
To get a Budgeting Advance, all of the following must apply:
• you’ve been getting Universal Credit, Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance or State Pension Credit for 6 months or more, unless you need the money to help you start a new job or stay in work
• you’ve earned less than £2,600 (£3,600 together for couples) in the past 6 months
• you’ve paid off any previous Budgeting Advance loans
You cannot get a Budgeting Advance if you or your partner are still paying off a previous Budgeting Advance.