What is Universal Credit?

Universal Credit is a new working age benefit introduced by the Government to help with your living costs.

It is available to those who are on low income or are not working due to illness, disability or caring commitments.

Universal Credit can provide help with your living costs if you: have less than 3 children or are not of pensionable age.

If the above does not apply to you, you may be eligible to claim Housing Benefit

Universal Credit replaces six existing benefits:

  • Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Housing Benefit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support