Documents you need for a Universal Credit claim

See what documents you need to support your Universal Credit claim.

To apply you’ll need:

  • your bank, building society, or credit union account details
  • an email address
  • access to a phone
  • proof of identity, such as a driving licence, passport, debit or credit card, or a payslip

You will also need to give information about:

  • where you live
  • your income
  • any disability or health condition that affects your work
  • how much you pay for childcare if you want help with childcare costs
  • your savings and any investments