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Universal Credit is a new working age benefit being introduced across the UK
It will eventually replace the following:
- Housing Benefit
- Income Support
- Job Seekers Allowance
- Employment Support Allowance
- Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit
Universal Credit may help if you are on a low income or not working.
Everything you'll need to apply
You will need:
- Your national insurance number
- Details of the bank, building society you wish your Universal Credit to be paid into
- Your tenancy agreement if you have one
- Details of saving and capital
- Details of income
- An e-mail address
- Child care costs if you wish to apply for help with these
- Proof of identity
When can I claim?
If you live in North Norfolk check your post code below for the date you can claim Universal credit from. If you wish to claim help with your rent before this date you should claim Housing Benefit.
|Postcode||Date you can claim|
|NR29||16 April 2018|
|NR20 5||13 June 2018|
|NR11 7, NR11 8, NR25 6, NR25 7, NR25 9, NR26 8, NR26 9, NR27 0, NR27 7, NR27 9||17 October 2018|
|PE31 6||14 November 2018|
|NR11 6, NR12 0, NR12 9, NR28 0, NR28 8, NR28 9||12 December 2018|
|NR21 0, NR21 1, NR21 7, NR21 8, NR21 9, NR22 6, NR23 1, NR24 2, PE31 8||12 December 2018|
Alternatively you can check your postcode to find out when you should claim Universal Credit.
For further information visit Universal Credit
Free Universal Credit helpline 0800 323 5644 - Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm.
If you are receiving Universal Credit and are liable to pay Council Tax for your accommodation, then you can apply for help towards your Council Tax by claiming Council Tax support.