What is Universal Credit?
Universal Credit is a new type of benefit designed to support people who are on a low income or out of work. If you qualify, you will receive a single monthly payment into a bank account chosen by you.
Universal Credit replaces these six existing benefits:
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Income Support
- Child Tax Credit
- Working Tax Credit
- Housing Benefit
Please note that Universal Credit does not include help to pay your Council Tax. Information on Council Tax Support and how to apply can be found here