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Are you prepared for Universal Credit?

Are you prepared for Universal Credit?

Universal Credit full service (fully digital) has now been introduced across the UK for new claims.

If you're already on one of the benefits or tax credits affected, you will be told by the Jobcentre when you need to claim UC at some time in the next 2-3 years.

Click here for more information including on how to claim.

To claim Universal Credit you will need:

  • A mobile phone or other device that can receive text messages.
  • An email address.
  • Your national insurance number.
  • Your rent details and landlord’s address.
  • Details of any earning and other income, including childcare costs.
  • Access to a computer or device connected to the internet.
  • Photo ID such as a passport or driving licence.
  • A bank account or similar account for the money to be paid into.

Contact us if you make a claim for Universal Credit so we can help you make arrangements to pay your rent and provide support if you need it.

If you need help with Universal Credit text UC HELP to 66099 and one of our friendly expert Advisors will contact you.

Alternatively, call your Customer Service Centre and one of the team will be able to help with your query, or direct you to a specialist officer.

Contact Centres are available at:

  • Blackburn with Darwen: 0300 555 5560
  • Calderdale (Halifax): 0300 555 5557
  • Hull, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Leeds & Sheffield: 0300 555 5561
  • Nelson & Colne: 0300 555 5559
  • Rawtenstall: 0300 555 5556

Universal Credit Telephone Lines

The Universal Credit Helpline is 0800 328 5644 and is free from landlines and mobiles, so nobody will be charged when they need to call to get help with their Universal Credit.

Understanding Universal Credit Website

Understanding Universal Credit is a government website that will help you to understand what Universal Credit means for you if you think you should make a claim, if you are currently making a claim or if you are already claiming. Click here to visit the website.

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