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Last updated:
20/11/2017

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Universal Credit

  1. Overview
  2. How do I check what I’m entitled to?
  3. Universal Credit
  4. Employment and Support Allowance
  5. Jobseeker’s Allowance
  6. Income Support
  7. Incapacity Benefit
  8. Severe Disablement Allowance
  9. Statutory Sick Pay
  10. Working Tax Credits
  11. Personal Independence Payment
  12. Housing Benefit
  13. Support for Mortgage Interest
  14. Council Tax: Exemptions and Support to pay
  15. Social Fund
  16. Next steps

Universal Credit (UC) is a new benefit you can claim if you have a low income. 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 Universal Credit in your area.

 

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  1. Overview
  2. How do I check what I’m entitled to?
  3. Universal Credit
  4. Employment and Support Allowance
  5. Jobseeker’s Allowance
  6. Income Support
  7. Incapacity Benefit
  8. Severe Disablement Allowance
  9. Statutory Sick Pay
  10. Working Tax Credits
  11. Personal Independence Payment
  12. Housing Benefit
  13. Support for Mortgage Interest
  14. Council Tax: Exemptions and Support to pay
  15. Social Fund
  16. Next steps
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