Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a new benefit to support you if you’re working and on a low income or you’re out of work. This page explains how Universal Credit will affect you and how you need to prepare for it.

NB – these changes will only affect people of working age.

What is Universal Credit?

Summary of what Universal Credit is

When will it affect you?

Universal Credit will affect more people this year. Find out more here

Key Facts

Key facts about Universal Credit

How to prepare for Universal Credit

There are lots of things you can do to get ready for Universal Credit. Find out more here

Getting online

You need to be online to apply for Universal Credit. Find out more here

Setting up a bank account

Hints and tips on setting up a bank account

Budgeting with Universal Credit

Its important to manage your budget when you move to Universal Credit. Find out more here:

Managing your Claim

Advice on managing your Universal Credit claim

Last modified on April 1st, 2021 at 5:26 pm