What do I need to make a claim for Universal Credit?

You will need the following information with you to make your claim online:

  • National Insurance number
  • Details of a bank, building society or Post Office account into which your Universal Credit will be paid
  • Tenancy agreement (if you have one) and details of your current rent
  • Details of any savings and other capital
  • Details of any non-work income - for example income from an insurance plan
  • Details of any other benefits you already get
  • If you have a partner you will also need their details

It should take between 20 and 40 minutes to complete your claim.

Last Updated on Tuesday, December 19, 2023

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