You can ask for an advance before you receive your first payment. This means you can ask for your first payment straight away. This is a loan. You will pay this back from your Universal Credit payments. If you stop claiming UC, you will still have to pay this back.
If you already claim Universal Credit and are working
Let your Work Coach know if the work ends and whether this is permanent or temporary.
If you get Statutory Sick Pay, this will reduce your Universal Credit in the same way as wages.
Warning If you receive Working Tax Credit
If you apply for Universal Credit, you will stop receiving Working Tax Credit.
You will not be able to re-claim Working Tax Credit. Most people who move from Working Tax Credit to Universal Credit have a fall in income.
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
Check if you are eligible to claim PIP. This is a disability benefit that can help you with some of the extra costs if you are disabled or have a long-term health condition.
The amount you get depends on how your condition affects you, not the condition itself.