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Get help applying for Universal Credit
Help to Claim is a dedicated service from Citizens Advice. It’s free, independent and confidential. Our trained advisers can help with things like how to gather evidence for your application or how to prepare for your work coach appointment.
Call us for free: 0800 144 8 444
Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm
For online advice visit: citizensadvice.org.uk/helptoclaim External link
Contact us about applying for Universal Credit using British Sign Language (BSL)
You can get advice from us by using a BSL interpreter on the SignVideo website. External link
You’ll be connected to one of our advisers and a BSL interpreter - there’s no charge. Usually available Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm.
If you call from a mobile, we’ll ask you to enter an example of a local landline number. This can be any Wiltshire number - we only use it to send your call to a local adviser if one’s available.
Call us for free on 0800 144 8848
Lines are open:
9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Closed on public holidays.
Relay UK - if you can't hear or speak on the phone, you can type what you want to say: 18001 then 0800 144 8884
Call our debt helpline
Phone: 0800 240 4420
The debt helpline is available 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. It’s not available on public holidays.
Relay UK - if you can't hear or speak on the phone, you can type what you want to say to the debt helpline: 18001 then 0800 240 4420
You can use Relay UK with an app or a textphone. There’s no extra charge to use it. Find out how to use Relay UK. External link
Calls to our Adviceline phone service and consumer helpline are free from mobiles and landlines. These numbers begin with 0800 or 0808.
Calls to numbers that begin with 03 cost the same as calling landline numbers that, begin with 01 and 02.
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Advice on consumer issues
Our consumer service provides advice on issues around buying goods or services. This includes being treated unfairly by a trader, receiving a poor service or you may want to switch energy suppliers or cancel a contract.
How to contact the consumer service External link
We are continuing to help people over the phone, by email and web chat, where that works for them, while reserving our face to face support for when it's most needed.
However, we are not running a drop-in service, so we’re asking people to ring, or email us first.
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Opening times and where to find us
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Our advice column features questions people ask us about the problems they face; along with our advice and practical information about what you can do to resolve them.
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Pension Wise, which is now part of MoneyHelper, is a free and impartial service to help you understand what your pension options are.
Pension Wise can help you if you:
• are aged 50 or over, and
• UK-based defined contribution pension – not a final salary or career average pension.
You can book a free telephone appointment with a pensions guidance specialist who will talk through your pension options with you by visiting moneyhelper.org.uk/pensionwise External link or calling 0800 138 3944.
To book a face-to-face appointment please call 0800 138 1585 between 8am and 8pm, Monday to Friday.
We also offer British Sign Language video appointments too. Simply book your video appointment by visiting moneyhelper.org.uk/pensionwise External link