Universal Credit has replaced a range of benefits and tax credits for working-age residents who are on low income. Universal Credit is administered by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) at:
Universal Credit is a single monthly benefit payment which will eventually replace:
- Income Support
- Income related Job Seeker’s Allowance
- Income related Employment Support Allowance
- Housing Benefit
- Working Tax Credit/Child Tax Credit
If you live with a partner, you will both receive a single payment.