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Universal Credit

Applying for Universal Credit

Universal Credit has replaced several benefits for people of working age, on a low income and who are not working. It's administered nationally by the Department for Work and Pensions.

You may be able to get Universal Credit if:

  • you are on a low income or out of work
  • you are 16 or over
  • you are under state pension age (or your partner is)
  • you and your partner have £16,000 or less in savings between you
  • you live in the UK

More information can be found on the Universal Credit website.