Our Help to Claim service can support you in the early stages of your Universal Credit (UC) claim, from the application, through to your first payment.

Universal Credit is a benefit for working-age people, replacing six benefits and merging them into one payment:

  • income support
  • income-based jobseeker's allowance
  • income-related employment and support allowance
  • housing benefit
  • child tax credit
  • working tax credit

It was designed to make claiming benefits simpler.

Our trained advisers can help with things like how to gather evidence for your application, setting up an email address or how to prepare for your first Jobcentre appointment.