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Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a new benefit that may eventually replace many existing means-tested benefits and tax credits.

Find out more about Universal Credit and how you might be affected if you're already getting benefits or tax credits.

If you want to speak to someone about changes to benefits, you can phone the independent welfare changes helpline for free on 0808 802 0020 or contact your local Citizens Advice.

What is Universal Credit?

What Universal Credit (UC) is and how you'll be affected by the changes if you're already getting benefits or tax credits.

How Universal Credit is worked out

How the amount of Universal Credit (UC) you’ll be entitled to will be worked out.

If you are already getting benefits and tax credits

What will happen if you’re already getting benefits or tax credits and what you need to know about transferring to Universal Credit (UC).

Welfare Reform - changes to looking for work

Changes to the way benefits are paid if you're out of work or in work but on a low income, who'll be affected and what conditions you'll have to meet before your benefit will be paid.