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This publication is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-and-other-benefits-quick-guide/extra-support-for-universal-credit-claimants
1. Other support you may be entitled to
If you receive Universal Credit you may also be able to get some extra support. Whether you can receive this extra support will depend on your personal circumstances.
Support you may be able get includes:
- help with health costs, including prescriptions and dental treatment
- Healthy Start vouchers if you’re pregnant or have a child under four years old (in England and Wales) – call 0345 607 6823 for advice
- Best Start Foods (in Scotland)
- free school meals
- free early education for 2 year olds
- help with prison visiting costs
- help with the costs of using courts or tribunals
- legal aid
- WaterSure - to cap your bills if you have a water meter
- Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Affordable Warmth
- Disabled Facilities Grants
- a Sure Start Maternity Grant (in England and Wales)
- Pregnancy and Baby Payment (in Scotland)
- a Cold Weather Payment
- a Funeral Expenses Payment
2. Other benefits you could claim
If you want to claim a benefit without your savings, your partner’s savings or their income being taken into account, you can apply for either:
Use a benefits calculator to find out what other benefits you could get, for example Personal Independence Payment if you’re disabled.
3. Support if you live in Scotland or Wales
The extra support you could receive may be slightly different. Please click on the links below for more information: