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Universal Credit

What is Universal Credit?

Universal Credit will at some stage replace the following benefits:


Universal Credit will not replace:

How will it work?

Universal Credit will be paid in one monthly payment to a household, which may consist of a single person, a couple or a family. It consists of one basic element and five other elements, for which claimants need to qualify.

Universal Credit will be paid to people who do not have a job and people who are in low-paid work to top up their earnings. The amount of Universal Credit will reduce as working hours and earnings increase.

The age-related standard allowance is the basic benefit awarded. It will be lower for under-25s. If you are in a couple, you will be assessed as a unit.

The other elements are:

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