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Phone number for Universal credits

universal credits explained | 0843 168 0211

Contact the Uniserval credits helpline today via 0843 168 0211.

Worried about the roll out of Universal Credits? Contact the helpline today.

Universal Credit contact phone number 0843 168 0211

Universal Credit is a new type of benefit designed to support people who are on a low income or out of work. It will replace six existing benefits and is currently being rolled out across the UK. The new system is based on a single monthly payment, transferred directly into a bank account. At present Universal Credit only affects newly unemployed people in certain areas of the country.

What is Universal Credit?

Universal Credit is a single monthly payment for people in or out of work, which merges together some of the benefits and tax credits that you might be getting now.

Universal Credit will replace:

  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Housing Benefit

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Did You Know?

You may have to wait several weeks before your first payment.

Universal Credit is paid in the following ways:

  • It will be paid monthly into a bank account of your choice
  • If you get help with your rent, this will be included in your monthly payment  you’ll then pay your landlord directly
  • If you live with your partner and you are both eligible, you will get one monthly joint payment
  • It can take several weeks after you make your claim to get your first payment

Universal Credit phone number

universal credits explained 0843 168 0211

Working and claiming Universal Credit

There are no limits on how many hours a week you can work if you’re claiming Universal Credit. Instead, the amount you get will gradually reduce as you earn more, so you won’t lose all your benefits at once.

 

When does Universal Credit start and who does it affect?

Universal Credit is being introduced in stages. Most people won’t be affected to start with. At the moment, Universal Credit mainly affects newly unemployed people in specific areas of the country.

If you’re already claiming one or more of the benefits being phased out, you should carry on claiming as normal. You’ll be told when you need to do anything differently.

However, if your circumstances change, you may be asked to claimUniversal Credit instead.

Worried about Universal Credits? Contact the Universal credits customer service team today via 0843 168 0211.

universal credit contact details

Contact the Universal Credit Helpline 0843 168 0211

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If you need help with your claim, you can contact the Universal Credits Helpline on 0843 168 0211

The Universal Credits, helpline is open 8am – 6pm, Monday to Friday

(closed on bank and public holidays).

universal credits explained 0843 168 0211

universal credits explained | 0843 168 0211

 

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