If you are of working age and on a low income you might be able to apply for Universal Credit (UC).
Claims for UC are made online. Click here for more details about how to apply.
Don’t delay in making your claim. You will have to wait 5 weeks from your claim for your first payment but you can usually get a UC advance within a few days if you cannot wait.
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.
To find out more about applying for benefits during the coronavirus pandemic click here.
To find out more about what you can claim go to the entitledto website.