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What is Universal Credit?

Universal Credit supports you if you are on a low income or out of work. It includes a monthly payment to help with your living costs.

This site will help you understand what Universal Credit means for you. If you want to go straight to making a claim for Universal Credit visit gov.uk/universal-credit

Helping someone claim

Are you helping someone who is claiming Universal Credit? This section tells you what you need to know to offer the right advice.

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Advance payments

It’s now easier to get an advance before your first Universal Credit payment.

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Helpline

All DWP Universal Credit phone lines are now free.

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