Universal Credit Number 0843 455 0035
Universal Credit is a new benefit designed to offer support to low-income earners and the unemployed. It will substitute six benefits that are already existent. It involves monthly payments, which are directly moved to your preferred bank account. This benefit is exclusively for the newly unemployed in some parts of the UK.
It is a once-a-month payment for the unemployed and employed, which brings together part of those tax credits and benefits you probably receive.
What Constitutes Universal Credit
- Income-based allowance for jobseekers
- Income-related support and employment allowance
- Income Support
- Juvenile Tax Credit
- Employment Tax Credit
- Housing Benefit
Payments for Universal Credit
Your initial payment may take several weeks
Payment methods include:
- Transfer of money into the bank account you choose
- Deduction of rent, which goes directly to the landlord
- Joint payment with an eligible partner
Waiting Period for Universal Credit Benefits
A new payment claim takes a week to process. The seven days are what we call waiting days. Nonetheless, you need to make your claim early, do not delay the claim application. If you are having trouble with your application, you can call Universal Credit Number 0843 455 0035 for assistance.
The waiting days are exempted for people facing certain situations. For instance, vulnerable people, the terminally ill, people who have made a claim before, people moving in or splitting up with claimants, or people who are joining Universal Credit from other benefit systems do not have to wait.
In case you do not know what to do to get money during the waiting period, look at the guide we have provided on support during the waiting period.
Working and Making a Universal Credit Claim
Your weekly working hours do not influence your claim in any way. However, an increase in your earnings will reduce the amount you get as Universal Credit but you will not suffer sudden loss of your benefits.
- Find the approximate amount you will be paid in form of Universal Credit through the calculator we have offered on the Practice Policy website.
- You could also do this using the benefits calculator offered on GOV.UK . Here, you can determine the approximate amount you will get from all your benefits.
- What will happen to the amount you receive as Universal Credit if you get employed or begin to work for a longer time?
When Do You Begin To Receive Universal Credit and Who Are Affected?
This benefit is being launched in phases. At the beginning, not many people will receive it. Currently, this benefit is meant for those that are unemployed, within some parts of the UK.
Once you are part of the Universal Credit system, you will begin to receive your payments in a different way from the other benefits you receive. Universal Credit is paid on a monthly basis.
If you have already begun to make some of the phased out claims, do not stop making the claims until you are informed on what you should change. Nonetheless, if you are under different circumstances, you are likely to be informed to make your claims on Universal Credit.
- Who does this benefit affect?
- Visit the Universal Credit site on GOV.UK to find out those who qualify for Universal Credit.
The Newly Unemployed
People who are newly unemployed can be instructed to stop making Jobseekers Allowance claims, and make Universal Credit claims instead. You can always call the Universal Credit Application number 0843 455 0035 if you need any assistance.
In Scotland, Wales and England, Universal Credit claims can now be made by every single unemployed person in every Jobcentre. Some places also avail this benefit to families and couples.
How to Make a Universal Credit Claim
Your local council or Jobcentre can help you get online UK Online and find where to get support.
If you qualify to receive Universal Credit payment, you should claim your payment online. There is a website for Universal Credit Application.
You can also find out what details will be required of you on the website for claiming Universal Credit.
If you claim jointly with your partner, one partner can fill out the claim form online, but both your details will be required.
For more information, go to the website on the claim journey, on GOV.UK.
Did you know that you can apply for Universal Credit by phone? 0843 455 0035 is the number to call if you want a quick application. You can also use the same number to follow up on your application as well as make any changes as circumstances necessitate.