If you’ve lost your job, you may be worried about money and falling into debt.
What to do if you’ve lost your job – getting benefits
If you have lost your job, let your local Jobcentre Plus or Jobs and Benefits Office know straight away. They will explain what benefits you can get and help you with your claims. You can visit them in person or make a claim for Universal Credit online or over the phone.
Make sure you have the following information with you when you make your claim:
National Insurance number
Previous employer details
Information about your education
Information about your income or savings
If you have a partner, you’ll also need to provide their details
Visit www.gov.uk where you’ll find helpful links, benefits calculators, and up to date information about the benefits you can claim.