CLAIM UNIVERSAL CREDIT – Link to the Government portal for claiming Universal Credit
Universal Credit is being rolled out nationwide. You can check online to see if you are eligible to claim this online only benefit. If you are eligible to claim universal credit then you can click on the link above. After you have made a claim you will be advised to attend an interview with Jobcentre Plus.
Citizens Advice have put together an excellent online guide to claiming universal credit along with details of criteria for making a claim.
The Gov.uk website also answers many common questions raised in regards to universal credit, there are also government helplines that you can call to assist you when making your online claim
Universal Credit helpline
Telephone: 0845 600 0723
Textphone: 0845 600 0743
Universal Credit will eventually replace the following benefits;
Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Working Tax Credit
Child Tax Credit
If you need help with getting online and improving your computer awareness it may worth taking a look at the Go On UK website which offers people the chance to improve their digital skills.
For more information on UC you can use your tv remote; Universal Credit on the Red Button
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