- United Kingdom
if you live in a rural area such as my home town Bridport you have no choice but to call 0845 numbers to process certain and i might add most benefit claims. This includes;
SOCIAL FUND ENQUIRIES
DWP BEREAVEMENT SERVICE
AND JOB CENTRE PLUS
YOU WILL BE TOLD YOU CAN USE THE JOB CENTRE PHONE ...HOWEVER DUE TO GOVERNMENT CUTS MOST JOB CENTRES ARE NOW ONLY OPEN 1 OR 2 DAYS A WEEK AND YOU COULD LOSE MONEY WAITING TO ACCESS THEIR PHONES.
I WAS RECENTLY AFTER FOURTEEN ATTEMPTS LEFT ON HOLD FOR UP TO 24MINUTES . TO ONE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED SUPPOSED HELPLINES. AS WE ARE REQUIRED TO CALL THESE LINES TO APPLY THEY SHOULD NOT COST MORE THAN A STANDARD RATE FROM ANY PHONE OR NETWORK. I BELIEVE THEY SHOULD BE FREE.
WE THE UNDERSIGNED CALL UPON OUR GOVERNMENT TO MAKE 0845 BENEFIT HELPLINES FREE .
The Make 0845 benefit helplines free petition to britain was written by Annette Lovett and is in the category Health at GoPetition.