Universal Credit is being introduced in stages. Whether you can claim it will depend on where you live and your personal circumstances. It is available to single people nationally and to couples and families in some areas of the country.

Update your Online UC Journal

If you are claiming Universal Credit you need to update your online journal with your new rent amounts for this year. If you don’t do this your claim may be underpaid or even suspended. You can watch our how-to video below and then do it yourself, simply by logging in to your account here
https://www.gov.uk/browse/benefits/universal-credit

What you’ll get

The amount of Universal Credit you can get depends on your circumstances and income. Your Universal Credit payment is made up of a basic ‘standard allowance’ and any extra amounts that apply to you.

Extra amounts

You may get more money on top of your standard allowance if you’re eligible.

You can use use the benefits calculator to see how much you could get and check on Gov.uk site for full information.

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