If you are of working age and on a low income because of coronavirus you might be able to apply for Universal Credit (UC). You can usually get a UC advance within a few days if you can’t wait 5 weeks for your first payment.
Most claims for UC are made online. Click here for more details about how to apply and don’t delay in making your claim.
If you are already receiving UC with an uplift, the uplift has now ended. This means that the amount you receive will be cut by around £20.00 per week. If you are struggling for money because of this change, you may be eligible for a discretionary assistance fund payment.
If you have applied for UC but are worried about paying your rent in the meantime, use our sample wording to send a letter, email or text to your landlord.
Find out more about what you can claim on the entitledto website.
For more advice on what to do if you are already claiming benefits or how to claim benefits, click here.