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Universal Credit

Claim Universal Credit

Check your eligibility before making a claim for Universal Credit, to see how a claim would impact your finances:

Make your claim as soon as possible as you can't backdate it except in exceptional circumstances.

Your Jobcentre Plus or Tax Credits office will tell you whether you should start claiming Universal Credit if you're already claiming benefits.

Making a claim for Universal Credit

Claim Universal Credit

Get help claiming Universal Credit.

Payments are made monthly in arrears directly into your bank account.

Read advice about getting a bank account (Citizens Advice) if you don't already have one.

Also see

Benefits and Contributions Advisors

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 552044