Universal Credit

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If you’re on a low income or out of work, you will be able to apply for Universal Credit to help with your living costs and rent.

You do not need to go into a Jobcentre Plus office to apply or get a payment and can receive up to a month’s advance upfront.

You may be able to get Universal Credit if:

  • you’re on a low income or out of work
  • you’re 18 or over (there are some exceptions if you’re 16 to 17)
  • you’re under State Pension age (or your partner is)
  • you and your partner have £16,000 or less in savings between you
  • you live in the UK

Read more about eligibility for Universal Credit

Apply for Universal Credit.

Contact Details

Ipswich Borough Council,
1E Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,

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01473 432000