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What is Universal Credit?

Universal Credit is a new monthly payment for people who are either unemployed, or working but on a low income.

It will eventually replace all of the following benefits and tax credits: 

  • Income Support
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

Universal Credit full service is coming to Pembrokeshire on 5th September 2018. You don’t need to do anything until you hear from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) about moving to Universal Credit, unless you have a qualifying change in circumstances and claim one of the six legacy benefits (listed above). 

For more information, please visit https://www.understandinguniversalcredit.gov.uk/

ID: 4043, revised 29/08/2018