Jobcentre Christmas Open Days 2018 – 2019

Jobcentre Christmas Open Days 2018

You can call 0844 248 2557 to check the Christmas opening hours for your local Jobcentre if you have an appointment.

Christmas and New Year is a busy time, and many places limit opening hours over the holidays. This can be stressful for people on benefits due to the cost of Christmas and limitations on transport. The DWP can apply sanctions or cut off benefits if claimants do not meet certain conditions, such as attending an appointment at a Jobcentre Plus. However, things might be easier due to early benefit payments for Christmas 2018. You also don’t have to worry about going to the Jobcentre on certain dates. This is when Jobcentres are closing for Christmas and New Year 2018:

Jobcentre Christmas Opening Hours in England & Wales 2018

Day / Date
Jobcentre Offices
Phone Lines
Monday 24th December 2018
CLOSED.
Open for urgent payment enquiries only.
Tuesday 25th December 2018
CLOSED.
CLOSED.
Wednesday 26th December 2018
CLOSED.
CLOSED.
Thursday 27th December 2018
Open as usual.
Open as usual.
Friday 28th
December 2018
Open as usual.
Open as usual.
Saturday 29th December 2018
CLOSED.
CLOSED.
Sunday 30th December 2018
CLOSED.
CLOSED.
Monday 31st December 2018
Open as usual.
Open as usual.
Tuesday 1st
January 2019
CLOSED.
CLOSED.
Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Open as usual.
Open as usual.
Thursday 3rd
January 2019
Open as usual.
Open as usual.

Jobcentre Christmas Opening Hours in Scotland 2018

Day / Date
Jobcentre Offices
Phone Lines
Monday 24th December 2018
Open as usual.
Open as usual.
Tuesday 25th December 2018
CLOSED.
CLOSED.
Wednesday 26th December 2018
CLOSED.
CLOSED.
Thursday 27th December 2018
Open as usual.
Open as usual.
Friday 28th
December 2018
Open as usual.
Open as usual.
Saturday 29th December 2018
CLOSED.
CLOSED.
Sunday 30th December 2018
CLOSED.
CLOSED.
Monday 31st December 2018
Open as usual.
Open as usual.
Tuesday 1st
January 2019
CLOSED.
CLOSED.
Wednesday 2nd January 2019
CLOSED.
Open for urgent payment enquiries only.
Thursday 3rd
January 2019
Open as usual.
Open as usual.

Contacting the Jobcentre at Christmas and New Year 2018

You should not be given an appointment on days when the Jobcentre office is closed. The DWP won’t expect you to travel to the Jobcentre on these days. If you need to report a change in circumstances or amend your claim in any way, the phone lines are open as normal on several days throughout the Christmas period. If you are unable to get through on the phone, you can wait until regular service resumes after the New Year and explain this. If you have an appointment on a day when the Jobcentre is open as usual, you must attend it unless you have a valid reason. You should contact the Jobcentre to reschedule the appointment.