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Services in Christchurch

Universal Credit Advances

Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

On advice from the government regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are able to offer some extra assistance to those who most need it.

See further information about changes to services.


If you have made a Universal Credit claim but are unable to manage until your first payment, you may be able to get a Universal Credit advance.

Apply for a Universal credit advance

You can apply for a Universal Credit advance online. The amount you can borrow will be the same as your first estimated UC monthly payment, and needs to be paid back over a 12 month period.

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