Call us on

Home » Help and Advice » Benefit Advice » Universal Credit

Universal Credit

REMINDER -  If you receive Universal Credit, you need to update the To-do list in your journal, in-line with the rent review letter we recently sent to you. Find out more here.


Universal Credit is a benefit which brings together six benefits and replaces them with a single monthly payment. It is a working age benefit for those who are either out of work or in work and on a low income.

Universal Credit will replace:

  • Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Income Support

  • Working Tax Credit

  • Child Tax Credit

  • Housing Benefit

Any benefits you receive which are not in the list above will continue to be paid separately – for example Child Benefit, Carer’s Allowance and the Personal Independence Payment.

Useful leaflet

PDF icon SSHA Universal Credit leaflet.pdf294.46 KB