Universal credit: Entitlement to Universal credit

This section of the website gives an overview of the entitlement conditions of Universal Credit. The primary focus of this website is to provide a comprehensive resource that focuses on the transition of tax credits claimants to UC. This section of the site is not intended to provide detailed information about UC but is aimed at guiding advisers through the main areas whilst providing links to further information.

During the roll-out of UC, only people who are eligible to claim can actually submit a claim. Eligibility to submit a claim is not the same as having entitlement and even if a person is eligible to submit a claim it is possible they may not be entitled to UC. You can find out about the current eligibility to claim rules in our Who can claim UC? section.

Claim conditions
How to claim
Claimant commitment
Work conditions
Calculating universal credit
What is income for UC?
Changes of circumstances
Capital rules
Passported benefits 
Benefit cap
Transitional protection
RTI and Universal Credit

Last reviewed/updated 21 May 2018