Apply for Universal Credit

Information on Universal Credit and how to apply can be found on this link:

Or to jump straight to applying, follow this link:

You will need to set up an account for each adult in the refugee family.

At the end of the application you will make an appointment at the nearest JobCentre Plus. At the JobCentre they will verify identity, take biometrics and trigger the beginning of the National Insurance Number application.

Remember to take passports to this appointment.

The amounts payable on Universal Credit are shown on the government website as follows:

Your circumstancesMonthly standard allowance
Single and under 25£265.31
Single and 25 or over£334.91
In a couple and you're both under 25£416.45 (for you both)
In a couple and either of you are over 25£525.72 (for you both)