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Downloadable guides

The Department of Work and Pensions has created a series of guides to help you with the change to universal credit.

These guides are in PDF format. You probably have a PDF reader on your computer, but if you don't, you can download one here. All guides open in a new browser window.

Guide What's it about? I want a PDF copy
An introduction to Universal Credit An overview of Universal Credit Download
Making a Universal Credit claim The information you will need to submit your online claim. Download
Your claim journey The claim journey you'll go through when applying for universal credit. Download
Budgeting for universal credit How universal credit will be paid and how to prepare for monthly payments Download
Claiming online How to claim universal credit online and the advantages of doing more online Download
Your claimant commitment What will be expected in return for receiving universal credit Download
Your family Help provided to universal credit claimants with children Download
Your home Support with housing costs that's available through universal credit Download
If you have a disability or health condition Support that's available through universal credit Download
Universal credit and other benefits Information about other benefits that are changing Download
Universal credit and work Looking for work and what happens when you start to work or earn more Download
Improving your skills for work How universal credit supports claimants through training and preparing for work Download
Self-employment Support available if you run your own business Download