Tax Credits and other benefits

Information about Tax Credits, what is available and who can apply, can be found at 

For more information about other benefits available from the Department of Work & Pensions please use

The Department for Work and Pensions will be rolling out Universal Credit to more Teignbridge residents from 5 September 2018.

Universal Credit replaces the following working age benefits :

  • Income Support
  • Jobseekers Allowance (Income based)
  • Employment and Support allowance (Income based)
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credit

If you currently receive any of these benefits, you will be transferred to Universal Credit as part of a managed process by 2022. You may be transferred sooner if there is a change to one of your benefits or if you need to make a new claim. You will receive a letter if you are affected by the change to Universal Credit.

When this content has been updated

Last updated 14 August 2018