You might be able to get Universal Credit if you’re not working or you’re on a low income. Most people will be moved on to Universal Credit.
It is paid by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), not the council, and replaces these existing benefits and credits into a single monthly payment:
- Housing Benefit
- Income Support
- Income-based Job Seeker's Allowance
- Income-based Employment Support Allowances
- Child Tax Credit
- Working Tax Credit