Universal Credit will eventually be the main Benefit paid to working age people. It is being phased in gradually. Single people with no dependents in South Derbyshire are paid Universal Credit, with housing costs included as part of it. It combines a range of Benefits into a single, monthly payment. Eventually most current Benefits and Tax Credits will be phased out.
Universal Credit will eventually replace:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
- Income-based Employment Support Allowance
- Housing Benefit
- Child Tax Credit
- Working Tax Credit
The Government will decide when Universal Credit will be applied to all working age people in South Derbyshire.
If you are working age, single with no children and unemployed, you can claim Universal Credit online or by telephoning 0345 600 0723.