Universal Credit

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is being rolled out across the UK

Universal Credit is a payment to help with your living costs. It's paid monthly, or twice a month for some people in Scotland. You may be eligible to get it if you're on a low income or out of work. Whether you can claim Universal Credit depends on where you live and your circumstances. 

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Universal Jobmatch is a free service where you can search for jobs, and apply for them. You don’t need to register on Universal Jobmatch to search for jobs. But to apply for a job, you need to set up a Universal Jobmatch account.

There are many advantages to registering for a Universal Jobmatch account, including;

  • Create your “profile”. The details on your profile will help match you to job opportunities. Your profile information will also make it easier if you use “CV Builder” to create your C.V.
  • You can build your C.V. using the CV Builder or upload CVs to your profile. You can upload up to 5 different C.V.’s to use when applying for jobs using Universal Jobmatch.
  • Create a public CV. Your CV will be searchable by employers looking for candidates. When your C.V. gets matched to a job, you’ll receive an invitation to apply. (The profile search doesn’t reveal your name or personal details to the employer).
  • Create and save your job searches. You can also set up daily or weekly email updates. With new jobs listings that match your saved job searches.
  • As well as saving 5 C.V.’s, you can also save up to 5 cover letters to use when applying for jobs using Universal Jobmatch
  • Your Universal Jobmatch profile keeps a record of job searches and job applications. Are claiming JSA (Jobseekers Allowance)? Use Universal Jobmatch to discuss job search activity with your advisor.

If You Need To Contact DWP about Universal Credit Use The telephone Numbers Below:

Telephone: 0800 328 9344 
Welsh language (make a claim): 0800 012 1888 
Welsh language (report changes): 0800 328 1744 
Textphone: 0800 328 1344 
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm