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Budgeting Loan - how long?
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Old 29-03-2010, 12:07 PM
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Default Budgeting Loan - how long?

I sent off my application for a budgeting loan 2 weeks ago today and still no reply.

I tried to call them but it is an expensive number to call and I was left forever on hold until my credit ran out.

How long should I have to wait for a reply?

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Old 29-03-2010, 12:13 PM
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I would have thought you would have heard from them within 2 weeks! Leave it a few more days and if you still haven't heard give them a ring.

I suppose it depends on how busy they actually are, usually more so during the xmas period.

When I had one a few yrs back I think the whole process only took about 2 weeks.
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Old 29-03-2010, 12:25 PM
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i think you can use the phones in the job centre to call social fund for free to see whats happening?
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Old 29-03-2010, 1:34 PM
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I would have thought you would have heard from them within 2 weeks! Leave it a few more days and if you still haven't heard give them a ring.

I suppose it depends on how busy they actually are, usually more so during the xmas period.

When I had one a few yrs back I think the whole process only took about 2 weeks.
Things are very different to a few years ago! The wait varies according to area, but my area is currently taking up to thirteen weeks.
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Old 29-03-2010, 2:49 PM
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Thanks for your replies.
I have to go into town Thursday so if I havent heard anything by then will go into the job centre and give them a ring
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Old 30-03-2010, 3:33 PM
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Was panicking for nothing, got a reply today.
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Default - Re Bugetting Loans -

Ive had one loan so far but put a form in for another one a week monday just gone & had a reply by friday, I resent the confirmination letter back monday just gone & havent received a reply it does varie from time to time depending on backlogs etc at the job centre, But my previous loan i received a reply & the full amount of money paid into my account within a week & half.

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