You are currently in the ni section of the site.

No thank you, please close this banner.

Last updated:
18/12/2017

Can I apply for Universal Credit?

When will I have to claim?

  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

At the moment, in Northern Ireland only certain people in particular areas have to claim UC.

If you do not live in one of the areas where UC is available, your benefits won’t change. The SSA are rolling out Universal Credit in stages. It is expected that the roll out of Universal Credit in Northern Ireland will be completed by the end of 2018. You can find out more information on the nidirect website.

The SSA are rolling out Universal Credit in stages. It is expected that the roll out of Universal Credit in Northern Ireland will be completed by the end of 2018.

Share this article

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
x

Is this article helpful to you?

Was this article helpful to you?

×

Please tell us more

For urgent help, please see Help & contacts