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Universal Credit

  • 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 housing

    Information about how Universal Credit is paid to help with housing costs.

  • Independent advice centres in Belfast

    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.

  • Support services help

    Help with budgeting, accessing food banks, interpreters and other services.

  • Useful contacts for organisations

    Contact details for a number of organisations that can help with advice and support.

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