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  1. Universal Credit explained

    Universal Credit is a new benefit to support you if you're working and on a low income or you're out of work. This page explains how Universal Credit is different  ...

  2. How will Universal Credit affect me?

    Your monthly Universal Credit payment will include the following elements also called additions, which will replace the help you currently get from tax credits.

  3. Universal Credit

    Get ready for the new single monthly payment which has started to replace six existing benefits.

  4. Joint Universal Credit claims for couples

    If you live as a couple and you claim Universal Credit, you'll get a single monthly payment for your household so you might need to make some changes to the ...

  5. Universal Credit if you're self-employed

    This page tells you more about claiming Universal Credit if you're self-employed. If you're self-employed and already claiming certain benefits like Tax Credits or ...

  6. Support while waiting for benefit payments

    You can't claim a Budgeting Advance if you're waiting for your first Universal Credit payment, you'll have to claim a short-term advance if you're facing hardship.

  7. Universal Credit for sick and disabled people

    Universal Credit is gradually replacing Employment and Support Allowance (ESA ) as the main benefit to claim if you can't work because of sickness or disability.

  8. Getting to grips with paying your rent

    When Universal Credit comes in, you'll be responsible for paying your rent rather than having it paid directly to your landlord. Even before then, you might have ...

  9. Choosing a bank account for your benefit payments

    To receive Universal Credit and other benefits, you'll need a bank or building society account, or an account with an alternative provider like a credit union.

  10. What you need to know if a tenant is claiming Universal Credit ...

    Some tenants being moved onto Universal Credit will not be used to managing their own rent payments. And it might even be the first time they've used a bank ...