This service is for people who live in Kirklees and who are making their first claim for Universal Credit. We can support you to understand and move through the process until you receive your first payment. We can help you to assess if you are eligible for Universal Credit, to understand the Universal Credit process, to gather the information you will need, and to make an initial claim.
Please come into one of our contact centres and we can make you an appointment for someone to give you one to one support with making your application. We can also do a benefits check or a better-off calculation to make sure that you are maximising your income and claiming everything to which you are entitled. The Job Centre can also help you to make a Universal Credit claim.
If you have other issues with benefits we may also be able to help. See our benefits page here.
You may also wish to call the Citizens Advice Universal Credit Helpline on 0800 144 8444.
Citizens Advice can also offer help via Web Chat. You can access this via the link on this page.
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