Universal Credit is a monthly payment available through GOV.UK to help with your living costs. For further information and to make a claim, visit Universal Credit on GOV.UK. Who can claim Universal Credit is a benefit for people of working age. You can apply if you're: out of work on a low income self-employed unable to work due to a health condition or disability Use the benefits calculator on GOV.UK to check what you might be entitled to. Legacy benefits These are benefits that are gradually being replaced by Universal Credit. This means people of working age cannot make a new claim for any of the following legacy benefits: Housing Benefit Income Support Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance Income-related Employment and Support Allowance Child Tax Credit Working Tax Credit Get help with an application Help to Claim can provide support in the early stages of a Universal Credit claim, from the online application, through to support with the application before the first full payment. It’s a free, independent, confidential and impartial service provided by trained advisers from Citizens Advice. Your local Citizens Advice are: Citizens Advice Esher and District Civic Centre, High Street, Esher KT10 9SD Telephone: 01372 464 770 Email: email@example.com Website: Esher Citizens Advice Citizens Advice (Elmbridge West) Elmbridge Community Hub, 72 High Street, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 1BU Telephone: 01932 248 660 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: Citizens Advice Elmbridge West Council Tax Support and Universal Credit See Council Tax Support and Universal Credit for information on how you can make a claim for Council Tax Support if you receive Universal Credit. Paying rent and Universal Credit If you receive Universal Credit (housing costs) and you are struggling to pay any shortfall in your rent, you can apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment.