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Guide Guide to Universal Credit

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3. How to claim

To claim Universal Credit you have to apply online at GOV.UK. There are no paper forms.

Before making a claim, please have the following information ready:

  • your postcode
  • your National Insurance number
  • details of the bank, building society or Post Office account you want Universal Credit paid into
  • your tenancy agreement (if you have one)
  • details of your savings or other capital
  • details of any income that’s not from work (e.g. from an insurance plan)
  • details of any other benefits you’re getting

You might also need these details for people who live in your home, e.g. your partner. 

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