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Services in Christchurch

Universal Credit eligibility

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 are not already claiming benefits, you will need to claim Universal Credit, unless:

  • you and your partner are of state pension credit qualifying age
  • you are entitled to the Severe Disability Premium (SDP)
  • you are living in temporary accommodation or a property where you receive care and support from your landlord, you would need to claim Housing Benefit for help with your rent and Universal Credit for help with living expenses
  • in certain circumstances if you have received Housing Benefit in the last month (contact us to confirm)

If you are not sure, you should check if you are eligible on the Universal Credit Info site.

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