Get ready for Universal Credit now with 3 simple steps;
Set up a bank account
You will need a bank account for your Universal Credit payment to be paid into. To set up a basic bank account, it is unlikely that you will need to have a credit check.
Access the internet
You will need access to the internet to make and manage your claim. You will also need an email address, if you do not already have one, you will need to create one.
Manage your money
We would encourage you to start saving small amounts ready to change to a monthly pay. Also you could be waiting around 4-6 weeks for your first Universal Credit payment. You can set up a payment plan with our income team and pay your rent in advance; it’s one less thing to worry about!