Universal Credit (UC) is a new benefit you can claim if you live in an area where it has been rolled out. The roll- out in Northern Ireland starts in September 2017 and your local Jobs and Benefits Office will inform you if you need to claim it instead of other benefits. You might be able to get it if you are working on a low income, or if you are too unwell to work. The money you get will depend on your circumstances, but could include money to live on and money to pay your rent. It is currently being introduced across the country and will eventually replace some benefits you may already get.
The money you get will depend on your circumstances, but could include money to live on and money to pay your rent.
Depending on where you live, if you're not well enough to work you might have to claim Employment and Support Allowance instead of Universal Credit. Find out if you can apply for UC in your area.
- How do I check what I’m entitled to?
- Universal Credit
- Employment and Support Allowance
- Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income Support
- Incapacity Benefit
- Severe Disablement Allowance
- Statutory Sick Pay
- Working Tax Credits
- Personal Independence Payment
- Housing Benefit
- Support for Mortgage Interest
- Rates: Exemptions and Support to pay
- Social Fund
- Next steps