Universal Credit

Universal Credit

From November 2018, Universal Credit (UC) will be replacing a range of benefits and tax credits for working-age residents who are on low income. Universal Credit will be administered by the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) from the following dates:

• 21 November 2018 for Harlesden Jobcentre
• 5 December 2018 for Wembley Jobcentre

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.


For more information about UC, please read the introductory guide by the DWP.