What is Universal Credit?
Universal Credit is a payment to help with your living costs. It’s paid monthly.
People may be able to get it if they’re on a low income, out of work or they cannot work.
Universal Credit is replacing the following benefits and tax credits:
- Child Tax Credit
- Housing Benefit
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Working Tax Credit
How much Universal Credit someone gets depends on their standard allowance, any extra amounts that apply to them and any money taken off their payment.