Benefit loans – Can you get a loan if you are on benefits?
This is a question that is answered differently depending on the lender you apply to. Some lenders require that all applicants are in either full or part-time employment, so will not provide a loan if you are unemployed. Many lenders now take a view that if you can prove that you can make the required repayments, they will be willing to consider your application. If you need to borrow money and are receiving long-term benefits such as disability living allowance, lenders will take this income into consideration when scoring your application for a benefit loan.
At Upwards, we work with one of the largest direct lender panels in the UK. As such, some of the lenders that we work with will consider applicants who have a regular income from certain types of benefits and could offer same day benefit loans. If your benefits are guaranteed for the period of your loan, they may be able to help you find a short term loan for people on benefits.
If you are on benefits and need a quick loan today, our application process is quick and easy. By filling in one simple online form, we will search among our panel of direct lenders to find the best loans for people on benefits. Our lenders all use soft search technology, so when you apply for a loan through Upwards, it does not have any impact on your credit score, as a soft search cannot be seen by other lenders. Once you accept your loan offer, the lender will then perform a hard credit search to finalise your benefits loan.
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As explained previously, some of the lenders that we work with will offer loans to customers looking for benefit loans. If they can meet the monthly repayments for the duration of the loan then the lender will consider them. Short term loans are available at Upwards between £100 and £5,000 with repayment terms of between 3 and 36 months, depending on how much you borrow. The amount that you can borrow will be dependant on your own personal circumstances, such as the amount of disposable income, your credit history and how long you want to spread the loan over.