You may be able to claim Universal Credit (UC) instead of certain benefits if you’re on a low income or out of work.
UC is being introduced in stages. Whether you can claim depends on where you live and your personal circumstances.
You can find out more information about UC:
Providing your income and savings don’t go above certain limits, you can carry on claiming UC if you are working or out of work. UC may help people on low incomes who move in and out of work by reducing the problems caused by benefits stopping and starting.
Universal Credit will replace these benefits:
- Housing benefit
- Income support (IS)
- Jobseekers allowance (JSA)
- Employment and support allowance (ESA)
- Child tax credit and working tax credit
- Budgeting loans and crisis loans
Many other benefits will continue to exist. Some will count as income when UC is calculated and others will not.
Did you know? … UC Service Centre now offer call backs to customers as standard when they call and state they have no credit or cannot afford to stay on a call
Benefits Team (telephone and postal enquiries only), Local Taxation and Benefits, Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HU
Telephone: 01472 326287 option 2
Opening times: Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm except bank holidays