Universal Credit is a new benefit that is replacing many of the current benefits and tax credits with a single monthly payment. It is designed to support working age people with their basic living expenses and housing costs.
It is gradually being introduced across the country and will replace the following benefits:
Find out if you can still claim Housing Benefit
Universal Credit does not replace Council Tax Support, if you need help with your Council Tax costs you must make a separate claim.
Find out more about Council Tax Reduction
Find out more about Universal Credit or call 0800 328 5644
Who does Universal Credit affect?