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Apply for a Budgeting Loan

The following applies only if you live in Northern Ireland.

You can apply for a Budgeting Loan if you or your partner are getting a low income benefit and need help buying things like furniture, clothes or certain expenses to do with living or working.

How to use this service

Use the links below to download and complete a claim form or contact the Social Security Agency for a claim form. Information on Budgeting Loans can be easily accessed if you live in Northern Ireland by calling the freephone number 0800 022 4250 (calls are free from BT landline and most mobiles).

Download a form

Budgeting Loan form

You make a claim by printing out a claim form and filling it in. When you have filled in the form you can either:

Important: The date the claim form is received in a Social Security Agency office is the date we can consider payment from - not the date you downloaded the claim form.

Ask for a form

You can get Budgeting Loan forms from the Social Security Agency. Contact one of their offices.

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