Universal Credit is a new benefit for people of working age on a low income. Universal Credit is being introduced gradually across the country and began in Teignbridge on 9 November 2015.
If you are single, newly out-of-work and living in Teignbridge you may be asked to claim Universal Credit instead of Jobseekers Allowance.
Existing benefit claimants: If you are already claiming benefit you do not need to do anything. You will be told when Universal Credit will affect you.
Universal Credit will replace:
- Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Income Support
- Working Tax Credit
- Child Tax Credit
- Housing Benefit
For more information and to make an application please go to gov.uk-apply-universal-credit
Universal Credit helpline
Telephone: 0345 600 0723
Textphone: 0345 600 0743