20 September 2017
Universal credit full service roll-out continues - 20 September 2017
Further postcode areas in Great Britain have become part of the Universal Credit full service today, 20 September 2017.
These postcodes were previously part of the live UC service. Existing live service claimants in these postcode areas will shortly be transferred to the full service.
The postcodes that have entered the full service today are:
SS9 2 to SS9 4, SS3 8, CM17, CM18 7, CM19 5, CM20 2, CM21 9, SS2 5 and SS2 6, SS3 0, SS3 9 and SS9 5.
In these postcode areas, new claims for child tax credit and working tax credit are no longer possible unless the claimant or their partner are state pension credit age or over that age or a small number of other exceptions apply. In addition until 31 October 2018, if the claimant is responsible for three or more children then they will need to claim tax credits instead of UC unless they have claimed UC in the last 6 months and are able to reclaim. See our digital page for more information on the tax credit consequences.
To find out the UC and tax credit position for your postcode area – visit our postcode tool www.universalcreditinfo.net
To get detailed guidance on the UC roll-out and what it means for tax credit claims see our Universal Credit guidance section.