Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a monthly payment for people who are out of work. It is being rolled out across the UK to replace the following 6 existing benefits with a single monthly sum:

  • Income based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Housing Benefit

Your eligibility to claim Universal Credit depends on where you live and your personal circumstances. You can read all about Universal Credit, including how to claim, here:

Find out more

Universal Credit helpline - Telephone: 0800 328 9344, Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm