Universal Credit is a new benefit that is being introduced by the government to replace six existing benefits with a single monthly payment. It started in Middlesbrough in October 2018.
Universal Credit is replacing:
- Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Income Support
- Working Tax Credit
- Child Tax Credit
- Housing Benefit
If you claim any of these benefits, you may be asked to claim Universal Credit.
Who to contact
- Universal Credit website