Applying for Benefits
Your Personal Adviser will provide advice on the benefits that you can apply for and will support you to make your application. You might be able to claim some benefits, like Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit, Housing Benefit or Income Support, depending on your circumstances.
Once you have made your online application, your Personal Adviser can support you to attend your interview at the Job Centre (if you would like). At this interview, you will be allocated a work coach. Your Personal Advisor can also support you to complete your Universal Credit Journal and to-do-list, which are necessary for you to receive your benefits and evidence that you are looking for work. Bedford Borough Council will ensure that you continue to receive your living allowance until your benefits have been confirmed and payment has started.