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Universal Credit in North East Lincolnshire

Are you making a new benefit claim? or Have your circumstances changed from your last claim?

If so, then from 13th December, 2017 you will be required to apply for Universal Credit online.

A picture of the Universal Credit Logo
Universal Credit Logo

For further information, please click the following link: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/universal-credit/  

However, if you would like to talk to one of our advisors, we operate outreach sessions at the following sites:

Grimsby Job Centre  (click here for a map)

Monday and Wednesday 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon

Immingham Civic Centre (click here for a map)

Tuesday 9.00 a.m to 4.00pm

Grant Thorold Park Library (click here for a map)

Wednesday 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.

Cleethorpes Library (click here for a map)

Thursday 9.00 a.m. to 4.00pm

The above sessions are in addition to the normal opening times of 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Monday to Friday at our main office at 16 Town Hall Street, Grimsby.

Useful Information

6 Top tips for starting out on UC (and making it through to your first payment)

Getting Started with Universal Credit (leaflet)

Checklist of information required for your application and interview

UC Information Checklist (handout)

Check what benefits you could be entitled to

Benefits Calculators – what benefits can I get (website)

Information on how to get a bank account.

Choosing a Bank Account for your benefit payments (website)

 

Scams Awareness

Citizens Advice North East Lincolnshire and Trading Standards in North East Lincolnshire are attempting to gauge the level of Scam related activity locally and the number of local people affected.

To let us know how scam aware you are and how widespread this activity is locally complete the following 3 question survey.

It is completely anonymous and asks you to answer three key checkbox questions.

Your answers will be recorded and the research used to inform local action.

If the form is not displaying correctly click on the following link to complete the form:
http://goo.gl/forms/CBysZOjPgDjB42ks2

Don’t Forget!

If you think you may have been a victim of a scam – Trust your gut instinct:

Get advice

From the Citizens Advice consumer service 03454 04 05 06 or Citizens Advice North East Lincolnshire Adviceline on 03444 111 444, who can provide advice and pass details on to trading standards.

Report it

Report scams or suspected scams to Action Fraud: 0300 123 2040 www.actionfraud.police.uk

Tell someone

A friend, neighbor or relative about any scams you become aware of.