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How do I claim universal credit?

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You can claim Universal Credit online. If you need help, you can ring the universal credit helpline:

Live service: 0800 328 9344

Full Service: 0800 328 5644

Textphone: 0800 328 1344

In some jobcentres, known as live service areas, you may be asked to claim an older benefit

Find out whether you can claim universal credit in your area

A full universal credit service for new claims is due to be available in all jobcentres in the UK by December 2018

From January 2019 claimants on the older benefits will start to be moved over to universal credit