Who Can Claim
Find out who can claim Universal Credit as it rolls out across GB. The key eligibility criteria and extra rules for special groups: Students, Prisoners, People from Abroad, 16 & 17 year olds.
How to Claim
Claims are made on-line, with limited telephone support. Ensure rent is covered. Find out the differences between claiming via the Digital Service.
Not everyone can claim yet- find out who and where. When is the date of claim not the date claimed? Should a claim be delayed? Can you claim in advance? Can claims be backdated?
7 extra waiting days with no entitlement to UC apply by default when someone claims, unless they can show their circumstances mean this shouldn't apply. What to do if they are applied wrongly.
"Universal Support" is slowly being rolled out across GB for claiming / personal budgeting support. Meanwhile help may be available elsewhere. And how can you help?
Some Universal Credit claimant have to re-verify their claim after 12 months.
Ending a claim
Considers when a claim for Universal Credit could be ended and what happens.
6 month rule
What is the six month rule and who does it apply to?