What Is Universal Credit Replacing?

Universal Credit is part of the Governments Welfare Reform. 

It is a new benefit that is replacing six existing benefits with a single monthly payment if you are out of work or on a low income.  

  • Housing Benefit (some exceptions apply)
  • Income -based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credit

Remember if you are liable for Council Tax you must apply for Council Tax Support from your Local Authority