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Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a single monthly payment for people in or out of work.

It replaces some of the benefits and tax credits that you might be getting now:

  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Housing Benefit.

You may be invited to claim Universal Credit if you live in England, Scotland or Wales.

Universal Credit is due to be introduced in Northern Ireland in September 2017.


For more information on how to claim you can visit the Governments Universal Credit page or view the Universal Credit Guide

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