Apply for Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a new benefit that is being introduced by the Government to replace six existing benefits with a single monthly payment.

Universal Credit is replacing:

  • Income-based jobseeker’s allowance
  • Income-related employment and support allowance
  • Income support
  • Working tax credit
  • Child tax credit
  • Housing benefit

For many people it covers housing costs, so they don’t have to make a separate housing benefit claim.

You’ll still need to claim housing benefit if you:

  • live in supported or temporary accommodation, or
  • are of pension credit age.

Apply for Universal Credit