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Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a benefit for people of working age on a low income, administered by the Department For Work and Pensions (DWP).

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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 is available on GOV.UK to uc

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