How to apply for Universal Credit
If you need to apply for Universal Credit you can do this online by clicking here.
If you need support with making a claim, Citizens Advice provide a 'Help to Claim' service. This includes filling in the application form, collecting relevant evidence, preparing you for your first Jobcentre appointment and checking your first payment is correct.
You can access this service through their website or by speaking to an advisor through their free Help to Claim service by calling 0800 144 8444. You can also access their online advice on Universal Credit at any time.
If you don't have a computer at home, you can usually access one free of charge at:
All West Sussex libraries have free Wi-Fi, as well as computers with internet access, email services and Microsoft office applications. For more information click here.
Please be aware that for Universal Credit:
How will Universal Credit be paid to me?
It will be paid monthly in arrears into your bank account. You can use budget planners to help you work out how much money you'll have each month and keep track of where you'll spend it. Money Helper has a budget calculator that could help.
How can I pay my rent and/or service charges to Saxon Weald?
The easiest way to make sure your rent is paid on time is to set up a Direct Debit.
You can also check your balance and make payments at a time that suits you through our online services.
If you don't pay your rent or service charges on time, you could end up losing your home.
Find out if you're missing out on financial help by using the benefits calculator to work out your possible entitlements.