Universal Credit is a new benefit that provides financial support to people when they are unemployed and looking for work. It will help to pay for day to day essentials, such as food and bills but also rent. Universal Credit can also be paid when you get back in to work especially if you are on low wages and / or have a high rent to pay.
This Get Set! guide provides you with contact points to help you claiming Universal Credit, whether it is making your claim online or getting advice on money matters. In Elmbridge there are four key partner agencies that you can turn to for this help.
Each of these organisations have a number of Universal Credit Champions who you can call to explain all the steps you need to take, which documentation you need to provide to support your claim and what should happen next.