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Short Term Benefit Advances

Short Term Benefit Advances are for people who need some money while they make a claim for benefits or wait for a change in their circumstances to be taken into account.

The advances are for people who have made, or are about to make, a claim for benefits and are awaiting their first payment, to help while a decision is being made on their claim. They can also be claimed by people who have had a change in circumstances that will increase the amount of benefit which they can get or where it is impractical for benefit to be paid on the due date.

Our  Icon for pdf Short term benefit advances factsheet (F31) (PDF, 289.4kb)  explains who can claim, how to apply, and what can be paid.


Contact us
Welfare Rights
03000 268 968
Our address is:
  • Revenues and Benefits
  • PO Box 254
  • Stanley
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH8 1GG
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