Universal Credit Support

Help making a claim and budgeting

South Kesteven District Council are able to assist with digital and budgeting requirements associated with Universal Credit.

The team can:

Providing Assisted Digital Support (ADS) for anyone wishing to make a claim by:

Helping anyone maintain their Universal Credit claim by providing assistance in:

Provide Personal Budgeting Support (PBS) to anyone by:

  • Supporting you to manage your monthly payments and prioritise essential bills such as rent
  • Applying for Discretionary Housing Payments
  • Income and Expenditure calculations
  • Supporting you, if you require personal budgeting assistance to manage your Universal Credit. The support to be offered includes:
  • Identifying the appropriate channel and provider to deliver personal budgeting support and referring you to the right place immediately
  • Providing, or arranging, telephone or face to face personal budgeting support and follow up action as appropriate
  • Referring if you need an alternative payment arrangement to Jobcentre Plus
  • Referring you to Welfare Advice for other support services such as debt advice

 Resulting in you being able to:

If you want advice or help to apply for Universal Credit, contact our Benefits team, by emailing Benefits@southkesteven.gov.uk, calling 01476 406080 and selecting Benefitsor coming into the Council Offices.

You need to claim for both Universal Credit and Council Tax at the same time.