What is Universal Credit?
Universal Credit is a monthly payment for people who are aged between 18 and 65 on a low income or out of work. It replaces six working age benefits that you may previously have been entitled to:
- Jobseeker's Allowance (Income based)
- Employment and Support Allowance (Income based)
- Income Support
- Housing Benefit
- Child Tax Credit
- Working Tax Credit
How to apply for Universal Credit
Information on how to apply for Universal Credit.
Information about how Universal Credit is paid to help with housing costs.
Independent advice centres
Information about advice centres that provide a free, confidential and impartial service, which can provide help with budgeting and can refer you to a foodbank.
Help with budgeting, accessing food banks, interpreters and other services.
Contact details for a number of organisations that can help with advice and support.