What is Universal Credit?

Universal Credit is a benefit that the Government is introduced in October 2013 to replace a number of existing means-tested benefits. If you are of working age and have a low income (whether you are working or not), you may be entitled to claim Universal Credit.

At the moment, Universal Credit has only been rolled out to a limited number of local authorities, and in these areas, only people with certain circumstances have been transferred over. The DWP is not transferring over claimants with a disability yet, so it is very unlikely you will be transferred over to Universal Credit at the moment. The Government hopes to have completed the national rollout of Universal Credit to all claimants by the end of 2017.

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