Universal Credit

  1. About Universal Credit
  2. How to claim
  3. Universal Credit in Angus
  4. Your Claimant Commitment
  5. Sanctions
  6. Managing your money
  7. Universal Credit and rent
  8. Universal Credit and council tax
  9. Universal Credit assessment periods
  10. Alternative Payment Arrangements (APAs)
  11. Universal Credit and work
  12. Universal Credit for carers
  13. 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.

View a transcript of the Universal Credit video.

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.

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