How to claim Universal Credit
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To claim Universal Credit you have to apply online at Gov.uk. There are no paper forms.
If you don't have a computer, you can visit your local library and use a computer there.
Help with claiming Universal Credit
If you need help with your claim, you can:
Help to Claim can support you in the early stages of your Universal Credit claim, from the online application, through to support with your application before your first full payment.
It’s a free, independent, confidential and impartial service provided by trained advisers from Citizens Advice. They can help with things like how to gather evidence for your application or how to prepare for your first Jobcentre appointment.