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Help to Claim

Help to Claim service can support you in the early stages of your Universal Credit claim, from the application, through to your first payment.

Help to Claim is a dedicated service from Citizens Advice. It’s free, independent, confidential and impartial.  Trained advisers can help with things like how to gather evidence for your application or how to prepare for your first Jobcentre appointment.

Don't struggle away with unanswered questions, drop them a call!


How to access help?

You can contact an adviser through their free national Help to Claim phone service, call: 0800 144 8 444 or textphone: 18001 0800 144 8 444

Advisers are available 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

If you need a British Sign Language interpreter, call the textphone number. An adviser can arrange for an interpreter to translate for you over a video call.

Online: For more information, visit their website: You can also talk to a trained adviser online about your Universal Credit application process via Chat.  Chat is usually available 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. 

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