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:

https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit

Universal Credit helpline - Telephone: 0845 600 0723 / Text phone: 0845 600 0743