Universal Credit is a new benefit for working age people on a low income or out of work.
Universal Credit is a big change from any benefits or tax credits you may get now, and you'll need to be ready to manage your claim differently.
If you’re thinking of claiming benefits for the first time, you might need to apply for Universal Credit, depending on where you live.
You must claim online for Universal Credit and provide personal and financial information.
It can take up to six weeks after you claim for your first payment to reach your account.
Although Universal Credit is run by DWP, not the council, we can provide some help and support.
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