- About Universal Credit
- How to claim
- Universal Credit in Angus
- Your Claimant Commitment
- Managing your money
- Universal Credit and rent
- Universal Credit and council tax
- Universal Credit assessment periods
- Alternative Payment Arrangements (APAs)
- Universal Credit and work
- Universal Credit for carers
- Universal Credit and volunteering
About Universal Credit
Universal Credit is a new benefit for working age people who are in or out of work.
It will replace the following benefits and tax credits with a single monthly payment:
- Housing Benefit
- Job Seekers Allowance (income-based)
- Employment & Support Allowance (income-related)
- Income Support
- Child Tax Credit
- Working Tax Credit
Any payment for Housing Costs (formerly Housing Benefit) will be made directly to you as part of your Universal Credit award. This means you will have to pay your landlord your full rent. Universal Credit does not include any help for Council Tax reduction, so make sure you apply for this separately. You can do this online.
You may also be entitled to some other support if you are in receipt of Universal Credit. This depends on your personal circumstances.
This short film gives more information on how Universal Credit will work.
We have developed a Universal Credit e-learning module, for support workers who require an understanding of Universal Credit, or anyone with a general interest in the topic.