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  1. Universal Credit explained

    In Northern Ireland, Universal Credit works differently. Find out more on the nidirect website. In Scotland, you might be offered some choices about how your Universal Credit is paid. Read our guide to Universal Credit in Scotland. Universal Credit is a single monthly payment for people in or out of work. It replaces some of ...

  2. 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. This page tells you more about how Universal Credit works and how current sickness and disability benefits like ESA, Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and ...

  3. Universal Credit if you live in Scotland

    If you live in Scotland, you might be offered some choices about how Universal Credit is paid to you.

  4. Money Manager for Universal Credit claimants

    All the information and advice in Money Manager comes from our own experts and what people on Universal Credit have told us it's useful to know. You'll only get information and advice based on your personal circumstances; You can budget for a single monthly payment using our calculator; You can work out the best ...

  5. How will Universal Credit affect me?

    Some benefits and tax credits are being replaced by Universal Credit. This page tells you more about how Universal Credit is different from the benefits you might be getting now and what you can do to get ready for the changes. To find out more about how Universal Credit works and how to make a new claim for it read our ...

  6. Universal Credit if you're self-employed

    If you're self-employed and on a low income you might be able to claim Universal Credit. Find out how it will affect you.

  7. Universal Credit and paying rent

    If you're claiming Universal Credit and rent your home, you'll be responsible for paying your rent directly to your landlord. If you've been getting Housing Benefit you might have to plan how to do this. This page tells you more about what you need to think about, including working out the best ways to pay your rent and what ...

  8. Universal Credit

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

  9. 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 way you budget. This page tells you more about joint Universal Credit claims. ? Living in Northern Ireland? Universal Credit works differently in Northern Ireland.

  10. Universal Credit - information for landlords

    Universal Credit is a new type of support that is replacing six benefits including Jobseeker's Allowance and Housing Benefit. It's being introduced gradually in stages. This page summarises the changes and key dates landlords need to know about if they have tenants who are on Housing Benefit. What is Universal Credit?