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How Does Universal Credit Work?

Universal Credit will replace the following benefits;

  • Housing Benefit
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit

Universal Credit is paid by the Department for Work and Pensions, and unlike the benefits it replaces, it is paid monthly in arrears.

Universal Credit is paid once a month and paid direct into a bank account. Your claim and your account will be accessed and managed online.

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