Universal Credit

DWP (Department of Work & Pensions)



Universal Credit is a payment to help with your living costs. It’s paid monthly, you may be able to get it if you’re on a low income, out of work or cannot work.


Available to Age Groups
  • No Restriction
What we can help with
  • Information on government/council support schemes
Available to these Groups
  • Ex-Forces
  • Ex-Offenders
  • LGBT
  • Single Parents
  • Vulnerable Adults
  • Young Families

Additional Information

You may be able to get Universal Credit if you’re on a low income or need help with your living costs. You could be:

  • out of work
  • working (including self-employed or part time)
  • unable to work, for example because of a health condition

To claim you must:

  • live in the UK
  • be aged 18 or over (there are some exceptions if you’re 16 to 17)
  • be under State Pension age
  • have £16,000 or less in money, savings and investments

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