Or you can do it yourself - click on Benefits claim forms If you don't need any help, you can print a claim form then fill it in yourself and return it to us, together with all the necessary documents.
You will need to provide us with certain documents, so we will tell you what you need to bring with you to the meeting.
Your claim is effective the week in which you submit your application; backdating of initial claim applications is not allowed. On the first Sunday or Monday after you filed your application, file a claim for the prior week.
You can file your claim for the prior week online or by phone on our Weekly Claim Line.
If you bring everything we need, we will normally be able to work out your benefit within 48 hours or less.
If you are housebound, we can arrange to come to see you instead.