Universal Credit

REMINDER -  If you receive Universal Credit, you need to update the To-do list in your journal, in-line with the rent review letter we recently sent to you. Find out more here.


Universal Credit is a benefit which brings together six benefits and replaces them with a single monthly payment. It is a working age benefit for those who are either out of work or in work and on a low income.

Universal Credit will replace:

  • Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Housing Benefit

Any benefits you receive which are not in the list above will continue to be paid separately – for example Child Benefit, Carer’s Allowance and the Personal Independence Payment.

Useful leaflets

PDF icon Severnside Universal Credit leaflet.pdf308.79 KB
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