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Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a new 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

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PDF icon Universal credit leaflet v1 FINAL.pdf289.01 KB