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What is Universal Credit?

///What is Universal Credit?
What is Universal Credit? 2018-01-30T14:10:56+00:00

What is Universal Credit (UC) full service?

UC is part of the Government’s wider welfare reform plans. It replaces the following six working-age benefits into a single household benefit payment:

  • Jobseeker’s Allowance (income based)
  • Employment & Support Allowance (income based)
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Child Tax Credit

You can used the entitled to calculator to see which benefits are available to you.

Who will it affect?

  • Those at least 16 years old but less than the qualifying age for Pension Credit (different for men and women)
  • Those who are not in full time education
  • Those who have capital under £16,000
  • This is not an exhaustive list. Please see gov.uk/state-pension-age to use the eligibility checker.

When will it affect me?

UC will become active across the Borough of Barnet from 16th May 2018 onwards.

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