Universal Credit is a benefit for people of working age on a low income, administered by the Department For Work and Pensions (DWP).
What is Universal Credit?
It is a single monthly payment which replaces:
- housing benefit
- income support
- income based Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)
- income related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- child tax credit
- working tax credit
These benefits and tax credits are known as legacy benefits.
More about Universal Credit and how to claim here