Universal Credit is a UK government benefit. 

It is paid monthly to help people who are on a low income or out of work.

It is replacing: 

  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Housing Benefit

 Universal Credit claims are made online. If you need help the Job Centre will advise you.