Universal Credit (UC) is a means-tested benefit, which means the amount you get depends on how much income and capital you’ve got. Capital means things like savings and some kinds of property.
Jobcentre Plus will administer UC. UC will eventually replace many existing benefits, that will be abolished.
Universal Credit will eventually replace the following benefits and tax credits:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Child Tax Credit
- Working Tax Credit
- Housing Benefit
To start with in Hyndburn from 6th October, only working age, single people and couples, with no children, who live in rented accommodation, and do not receive any disability benefits will make new claims for Universal Credit.
You can check if you are UC ready by using Lancashire County Council’s checker.
When is it being rolled out in Hyndburn?
Universal Credit (UC) is being introduced in Hyndburn on 6th October 2014.
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