You can apply for Universal Credit online.

You might also need to attend an interview at your local Jobcentre Plus. You’ll be told if you need to after you apply.

You’ll get your first payment around 6 weeks after applying online if your application is successful.

Find out more about Universal Credit.

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What you need to know

If you need help making your claim online, call the helpline.

Universal Credit helpline
Telephone: 0345 600 0723
Welsh language: 0800 012 1888
Textphone: 0345 600 0743
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