Set up your own email address

Its simple and free to set up your own email account

Whether you have access to the internet at home or not, most people claiming universal credit will be expected to manage their claim online. That means, in order to apply for universal credit or to receive information regarding your benefit entitlement, you will need an active email address.

There are many email providers, some of the most popular include:

Yahoo

Hotmail

Gmail from Google

To sign up you will need to follow a few simple steps - be sure to select that you would like the free email account. All the above providers offer similar features, are constantly being developed to make them as easy to use as possible, and have a degree of built-in safety features to filter out any unwanted emails (called spam). Follow the links above to have a look at each of the providers if you would like more information on any of them.

Once you’ve registered an email address, you will be able to send and receive emails on any computer with internet access.

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