Universal credit has been launched by the UK Government to replace six core benefit allowances such as Jobseeker’s Allowance, Child Tax Credit, Income Support, Housing Benefit, Employment and Support Allowance and Working Tax Credit. It was launched in 2013 but is still in its trial phase across many areas in the UK. This innovative benefit scheme was developed to provide a simplified process of benefits payments.
The core aim of Universal benefit was to minimise the number of separate claims made by individuals and bring multiple payments under one roof at the same time. It looks towards saving substantial funds for the government by eliminating processing for multiple claims. However, almost £40 million have been spent on establishing and testing the project. With this significant change taking place, people are confused about whom to address their claims to.
By calling 0871 244 4848, you will be able to speak to a friendly representative you will cater to your issues accordingly.
How do I claim Universal Credit and what is the Universal Credit Customer Service Phone Number?
This innovative scheme has made it easier for people to apply for various government benefit programmes and allowances. Instead of applying for six benefit schemes separately, you can claim for Universal Credit. Universal Credit customer services team is responsible for taking care of all your concerns related to the benefit programme and will inform you on changes taking place. Since the change hasn’t happened and is in the process of taking place, there are many aspects that people might find themselves confused about. Therefore, in order remove your confusion you can call 0871 244 4848 and be directed accordingly.
It can be really frustrating and confusing at the same time when you need to locate the specific application form for the type of benefit programme you are attempting to claim. For such situations, calling the Universal Credit customer service team can help you get in touch with the respective member of staff who will then try to provide you with the proper application form. If you would also like to get help regarding the technicalities and formalities linked to filling these application forms, guidance can be obtained by connecting with Universal Credit customer services representatives who will be able to point you in the right direction.
Applications such as ‘claimant commitment’ need to be filled out before placing a claim. It is very much similar to the Jobseekers commitment when filing claim for Jobseekers Allowance. There are a number of different things you will be required to conduct before claiming benefits. Tasks such as attending regular appointments at job centres which will ensure your search for jobs is ongoing. Obtaining crucial information on these tasks is essential which is why the Universal contact number is in place. You will be promptly directed to a representative who will deal with your issues over the phone or by booking an appointment, depending on the nature of your call.
I want to know how I can receive Universal Credit benefits.
There are substantial changes to the method of receiving benefits through the Universal credit programme. As before, the payments will be made to your respective bank accounts and instead of bi-weekly payments you will now receive monthly payments. In the instance of Housing Benefit, it will be directly paid to the specific private landlord and deducted automatically from the cumulative payment you will receive. If you have any concerns and issues related to this payment system, you may wish to call 0871 244 4848 and speak to the necessary customer service representative who will be able to clear things up for you.
The Universal Credit customer services team is dedicated to providing you with a high level of customer satisfaction through its well-developed customer service systems.