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7. Extra support you may be entitled to

If you receive Universal Credit you may be able to get some extra support. Here’s just a few examples:

  • Help with health costs, including prescriptions and dental treatment
  • Free school meals
  • Free early education for two-year-olds
  • Sure Start maternity grants
  • Cold Weather Payments

Whether you can receive this extra support will depend on your personal circumstances and where you live.

Find out more about these and the other extra services you may be able to receive

Universal Credit claimants may also be able to get help with their savings. If you’re claiming Universal Credit and your household income in your last assessment period was £542.88 or more, you may be able to open a Help to Save account. Through it you could get a bonus of 50p for every £1 you save over 4 years.