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.