Transition to Universal Credit

Universal credit is rolling out across the UK, replacing tax credits and other benefits for working-age claimants.

However, whilst universal credit is currently available in all Jobcentre Plus areas in Great Britain (and is due to be introduced in Northern Ireland in 2017), whether you can claim in your postcode area depends on your circumstances.

Latest updates

Digital roll out (16 November 2016): Our Universal credit: Digital (full) service page has been updated with details of the Jobcentre areas that the digital service will roll out to between April 2017 and September 2018.

Digital roll out (3 October 2016): Our Universal credit: Digital (full) service page has been updated with details of the postcode areas that the digital service will roll out to between 5 October 2016 and 14 December 2016.

New regulations (29 September 2016): Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 19, 22, 23 and 24 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions (Modification)) Order 2016 (SI.No.963/2016) provides for the further roll out of universal credit between October and December 2016 >> More universal credit regulations

 

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As univeral credit continues its roll out, check whether you can claim in your postcode area with our new web tool: universalcreditinfo.net