Universal Credit will replace six current benefits: Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support, Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit and Housing Benefit.
Universal Credit is a means-tested benefit for UK residents of working age (18 years old to Pension Credit age), Claimaints will be responsible for meeting the requirements of their Claimant Commitment
Individuals must earn less that £338 in the next month and have less than £6000 in savings and investments. Couples must live at the same address, earn less than £541 combined in the next month and have less than £6000 in savings and investments.
You must have lived in the UK for the last 2 years and not travelled abroad for more than 4 weeks during that time. You will need to have a bank account to receive the monthly payments.
Universal Credit is replacing several current benefits to create a simpler system to support low-income earners, as well as those who are out of or unable to work.
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