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Job Centre Plus: Benefit claims 0800 055 6688

Job Centre Plus: Looking for work 0845 6000 644

Managing on a low income

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General PPI information

Financial Services Compensation Scheme Icesave helpline: 0845 7300 131.

If you are an Icesave customer and have not received the e-mail from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, telling you how to claim your money, you can call the helpline for more information.

Deposit guarantees in Europe

Further information

Safety of savings

FSCS Consumer Helpline: 020 7892 7300

FSA Consumer Helpline: From UK: 0845 606 1234

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Other useful links

Consumer Direct can be contacted on 08454 04 05 06

Home Heat Helpline - 0800 33 66 99

This free phone helpline was set up by the Energy Retail Association and offers practical energy advice for people concerned about bills.

It is open from 0900-2000 Monday to Friday and 0900-1500 on Saturdays. The minicom number is 0800 027 2122.

Winter Fuel Payment Helpline - 08459 15 15 15 (0845 601 5613 for textphone users). Lines are open from 0830 - 1630 Monday to Friday.

An annual payment to help people aged 60 and over with the heating costs in winter.

Eligible people between 60 to 79 get either £125 or £250, depending on your circumstances in the qualifying week (15 to 21 September 2008).

If you are aged 80 or over and you are entitled to a Winter Fuel Payment, this year you will either £200 or £400, depending on your circumstances in the qualifying week.




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