Question: What Documents Do I Need To Claim Benefits?

What documents do I need to claim Universal Credit?

You’ll need:your bank, building society or credit union account details (call the Universal Credit helpline if you do not have one)an email address.information about your housing, for example how much rent you pay.details of your income, for example payslips.More items….

What documents do I need to claim housing benefit?

When you claim Housing Benefit, you must give your national insurance number and evidence of who you are, for example, a birth certificate or driving licence. You also need to give evidence that you must pay the rent, for example, your rent book or tenancy agreement.

Who is entitled for universal credit?

Who can get Universal Credit. You can apply for Universal Credit if you are on a low income or unemployed. You will usually only be able to claim Universal Credit if you are aged 18 or over, but some people aged 16 or 17 can get it, depending on their circumstances.

Are you better off on universal credit?

The amount of Universal Credit you are paid could be more or less than the benefits you get now. … If you earn less during one month your Universal Credit should go up to make up for the shortfall in earnings. There’s also no limits to the amount of hours you have to work as there are with Working Tax Credit.

Does universal credit have to be paid back?

Yes, you will have to pay back a Universal Credit advance. … The online Government guidance says: “You will need to repay an advance from future Universal Credit payments or by other means if you no longer get Universal Credit, such as from wages or other benefits you may be getting.

What ID do you need to claim benefits?

identity – for example your passport, driving licence or marriage certificate. work and income – for example payslips, accounts or benefits letters. savings and capital – for example bank statements, premium bonds or passbooks.

Do you need bank statements for universal credit?

You’ll need to give details of your bank, building society or credit union account. This could be your bank card or a bank statement. If you don’t have any bank statements you can ask your bank for one – you might have to pay a small fee.

Can I apply for universal credit on the phone?

You’ll usually have to apply for Universal Credit online. The first thing you need to do is set up an online account – you’ll use this to apply and manage your claim. You might be able to apply by phone in special circumstances. Find out more about starting your claim and setting up an online account.

What happens when you apply for universal credit?

Universal Credit is paid monthly in arrears, so you’ll have to wait one calendar month from the date you submitted your application before your first UC payment is made. This is called your assessment period. You then have to wait up to seven days for the payment to reach your bank account.

What benefits can I claim?

Low income benefitsIncome support. … Income-based jobseeker’s allowance. … Income-based employment and support allowance. … Pension credit. … Housing benefit. … Council tax reduction. … Free school meals, milk or uniforms and healthcare. … Support for mortgage interest.More items…•

How much rent will universal credit pay?

If you pay rent to a local authority, council or housing association you will get your full rent as part of your Universal Credit payment. This will be reduced by 14% if you have one spare bedroom, or 25% if you have 2 or more spare bedrooms.

How long can you get universal credit for?

You will have to pay this money back within 12 months and the first repayment is usually taken from your first Universal Credit payment, so only ask for what you need. If you’ve been claiming Universal Credit for six months, you might be able to claim a Budgeting Advance for essential costs.