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How Universal Loan Applicants Can Get Free Internet TalkTalk and Save £ 132

By on January 17, 2022 0

Millions of people applying for a universal loan may lose access to free broadband Internet.

According to estimates by the Department for Work and Pensions, as of June 2021, approximately 5.9 million people in the UK applied for a universal loan.

Money-saving expert Martin Lewis has revealed that you can lose internet access absolutely for free – if you meet certain criteria.

Here’s how to get free internet if you are currently applying for a universal loan.

In September 2021, TalkTalk partnered with DWP to launch a program that gives job seekers six months of free broadband internet access.

At the time, Daniel Kasmir, Chief People & Procurement Officer at TalkTalk, said the move would “democratize the Internet and provide affordable, high-quality connectivity for everyone, helping to bridge the UK digital divide.”

According to Ofcom figures, 6% of all UK homes do not have internet access, meaning 1.5 million people are offline.

Speaking on The Money Show Live on Friday, January 14, Martin Lewis described how UC contenders could take advantage of this offer.

“There are social tariffs,” he said. “If you are unemployed, your Jobcentre can put you in touch with TalkTalk for a free six-month broadband connection for jobseekers.”

Fiber35 provides an average speed of 38Mbps and typically costs £ 22 a month with a two-year contract, plus a postage of £ 10. However, universal loan applicants can get six months free before having the choice between continuing their TalkTalk deal or canceling.

However, you must apply for a UC and have a job coach through Jobcentre to qualify.

What exactly will I receive and how do I apply?

The offer is a six-month offer without a contract, without the need for a credit check. The use of the product is also unlimited, which means there are no restrictions on data use (except for the usual fair use restrictions by consumers).

However, you will not receive TalkTalk TV or calls under your contract. At the end of the six month period, customers may choose to contract with TalkTalk or cancel the service at no additional cost or post-registration fees, provided that all equipment is returned.

To apply, you just need to use the DWP referral code which should already have been sent automatically to apply for the transaction when you signed up for Universal Credit.

If you cannot find an email about this, contact the Jobcentre job coach and they should be given a new code. Find the nearest JobCentre Plus here.

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