Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the Universal Credit system has become increasingly digital.
The welfare scheme was first introduced in 2013, and aims to simplify benefits for people in the UK.
It replaces six benefits with a single monthly payment.
The spread of Covid-19 has affected millions of people around the country in many ways, including financially.
These worrying circumstances has forced many to embark on their first ever benefits claim.
Universal Credit is there to provide financial suppose to those who have lost their jobs, or are on a low income.
For those who are applying for benefits for the first time, it can be a daunting experience.
Here’s how to sign in to your Universal Credit account to check your online claims.
How to log in to Universal Credit:
In order to check your Universal Credit account you have to sign in to the Government website.
The official page you need to go to is https://www.gov.uk/sign-in-universal-credit.
Before you log in you will need your username and password which you created when you first applied for Universal Credit.
If you don’t remember your login details you can click “Problems signing in?”.
What can you use the Universal Credit website to do?
Once you have a Universal Credit account you can:
• 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
You may be able to use the Universal Credit online service to:
• Create a Universal Credit Account
• Make a claim
• Join your partner’s claim