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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

There are some temporary changes in how to claim Universal Credit because of coronavirus. You can read about them in our Coronavirus - claiming Universal Credit guide.

Once you have submitted your claim, you will be asked to verify your identity using the government’s Verify service. Not everyone can use the Verify service and if it doesn’t 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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