Universal Credit replaces:
- Income based Job Seekers Allowance
- Income related Employment and Support Allowance
- Income Support
- Working Tax Credits
- Child Tax Credits
- Housing Benefit
Jobcentre Plus will administer Universal Credit although the Council will provide additional support to some claimants.
Claims for Universal Credit cannot be backdated unless there are exceptional circumstances. You MUST NOT delay making your claim.
Visit our Universal Credit Checker website to check if you should claim Universal Credit and for more information about it.
More information on Universal Credit is available on the UK Government Universal Credit website.