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Last updated:
03/11/2017

Can I apply for Universal Credit?

Will the Benefit Cap affect me?

  1. Overview
  2. What is Universal Credit?
  3. How much can I get?
  4. What if I am working or studying?
  5. What if I care for someone or have children?
  6. What about my housing costs?
  7. How will income, savings and property affect my Universal Credit?
  8. Will the Benefit Cap affect me?
  9. How will I get my Universal Credit payments?
  10. What is the claimant commitment?
  11. Can I appeal if I disagree with a decision?
  12. When will I have to claim?
  13. Next steps

There is a benefit cap, which is the most money you can get from the following benefits:

 

Below is the most money you will get every month when claiming Universal Credit (UC):

If you are single, able to work or do work-related activity, earn less than £520 each month and live outside London

£1,116.67

If you are single, able to work or do work-related activity, earn less than £520 each month and live in London

£1,284.17

If you are a couple, both able to work or do work related activity, earn less than 520 each month and live outside London

£1,666.67

If you are a couple, both able to work or do work-related activity, earn less than £520 each month and live in London

£1,916.67

Within this subject

  1. Overview
  2. What is Universal Credit?
  3. How much can I get?
  4. What if I am working or studying?
  5. What if I care for someone or have children?
  6. What about my housing costs?
  7. How will income, savings and property affect my Universal Credit?
  8. Will the Benefit Cap affect me?
  9. How will I get my Universal Credit payments?
  10. What is the claimant commitment?
  11. Can I appeal if I disagree with a decision?
  12. When will I have to claim?
  13. Next steps

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