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Universal Credit - How to Claim - Getting your first payment

This guide will walk you though making a Universal Credit claim

Getting your first payment

Please read the sections below

Once you have submitted your claim, you will be asked to verify your identity using the government’s Verify service or your Government Gateway account.

Not everyone can use the Verify or Government Gateway services and if they do not work for you, you will have the opportunity to verify your identity at the jobcentre. To do this, you can select ‘I can’t use Verify’.


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