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Universal credit

Apply for Universal Credit

Before you start, make sure you have the following information ready:

  • Email address, landline and/or mobile phone number
  • National Insurance number (and your partner's)
  • Postcode
  • Landlord’s name and address
  • Details of the bank, building society, post office or credit union account you want Universal Credit paid into (account number and sort code)

Apply for universal credit

If you live in a council or housing association property, you will need to provide your eligible rent – your  tenancy agreement (if you have one), a breakdown of your rent you pay.  Contact us if you require copies of these documents.


You'll need to provide these details:

  • Savings or other capital
  • Income that's not from work (eg from an insurance plan)
  • Other benefits you're getting
  • If working, your expected wages
  • Children, relatives and friends who live with you - including their name, date of birth, age and income

Making an application online

Universal Credit applications must be made online.  If you don’t have access to a computer, we have four public access computers in the Town Hall, Nuneaton.

  • computers are available from 9.00am until 2.00pm
  • there is no charge for using these computers

Last updated Wednesday, 6th December 2023

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