Department of Work and Pensions Universal Credit general helpline:

Telephone: 0800 328 9344

Textphone: 0800 328 1344

Know which area you live in? Then use:

Live service number: 0800 328 9344

Full service number: 0800 328 5644

Calls are free and lines are open Monday-Friday 8am-6pm

Tax credits helpline

Telephone: 0345 300 3900

Textphone: 0345 300 3909

Welsh Language: 0300 200 1900

Calls cost between 3-55p from a mobile (depending on your service provider) or up to 9p a minute from a landline.

Lines are open Monday-Friday 8:30-5pm and Saturday 8am-4pm.