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Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a new benefit that has started to replace 6 existing benefits with a simpler, single monthly payment if you’re out of work or on a low income. Universal Credit will help you to be better off in work, start a new job or work more hours.

Universal Credit will eventually replace:

  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Housing Benefit


Who to contact

Contact Name
Universal Credit helpline
0345 600 0723
You are advised to check with your telephone provder for call costs to this number
From a landline calls could cost 3p to 18p per minute from a mobile calls could cost from 6p to 51 p per minute
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