I don’t know how you got to this website but I believe you are here today because you want to know how to access and manage your Universal Credit account online. If your answer is yes then you are in the right place, just follow this Universal Credit Login steps to sign in to your Universal Credit online account.
You will learn everything you need to know about Universal Credit in this piece of witting including how to Apply for Universal Credit, how to manage your account, hw to contact Universal Credit and much more. So lets get started.
What is Universal Credit?
Universal Credit is a United Kingdom social security payment. It is replacing and combining six benefits for working-age people who have a low household income: income-based Employment and Support Allowance, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, and Income Support; Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit; and Housing Benefit. Contribution-based Jobseeker’s Allowance and contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance have been replaced with “new style” versions, and are not affected by Universal Credit.
Why Should You Use The Universal Credit Login?
You will use your online Universal Credit account to: Record of your activities. Things you need to do whilst on Universal Credit are set out in a ‘to do’ list on your online account. This can be things you need to do to complete your claim, or things that you have agreed to do as part of your Claimant Commitment.
You can also sign in to your Universal Credit account to:
- Apply for an advance on your first payment
- See your statement
- Report a change in circumstances
- Add a note to your journal
- See your to-do list
- See when your next payment will be
- See your Claimant Commitment
Use the username and password you set up when you applied for Universal Credit. You can ask for a reminder if you’re not sure.
Universal Credit Login Steps
If you already have a Universal Credit online account just follow the simple steps below to sign in to your account online.
The first step is to just go to https://www.universal-credit.service.gov.uk/sign-in
On the Universal Credit Login page, enter your username and password and click continue. Once you are able to log into your account, you will be able to enjoy the features mentioned above.
Note: If you used GOV.UK Verify to confirm your identity, You can no longer sign in to your account with GOV.UK Verify. You will need to use the username and password you created when you set up your Universal Credit account.
If you have forgotten your sign in details they can send a reminder to your registered email address. Contact them if you do not have access to this address.
How To Contact Universal Credit
You can contact Universal Credit:
- through your online account
- by calling the Universal Credit helpline
Universal Credit helpline
Telephone: 0800 328 5644
Textphone: 0800 328 1344
Relay UK (if you cannot hear or speak on the phone): 18001 then 0800 328 5644
Video relay service for British Sign Language (BSL) users – check you can use this service
Welsh language: 0800 328 1744
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
Find out about call charges
If you live in Northern Ireland and you want to use a helpline, contact the Universal Credit Service Centre instead.