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.
This service will be unavailable from 8:30pm on Friday 24 February to 4pm on Saturday 25 February.
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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
Textphone: 0345 600 0743
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