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Universal Credit - How to Claim - Getting ready to claim

This guide will walk you though making a Universal Credit claim

Getting ready to claim

Claiming Universal Credit can seem intimidating, but getting everything you need ready to make your claim can make things go a lot more smoothly.

There are a few things you will need to sort out in preparation for making a claim.

If you are in work or have just finished working it might be a good idea to think carefully about timing the start of your claim. You can read information about why this is on our page ‘When to start your claim for Universal Credit’.

When you have claimed Universal Credit your other benefits will stop. If you are getting Housing Benefit at the time you claim Universal Credit you will get 2 weeks of housing benefit payments after your other benefits have stopped.

 

Please read the sections below

If you don’t have an email address you will need to get one. Gmail and Outlook both provide free webmail services. Make sure you remember your new email address and the password you will set for the email.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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