Universal Credit

Overview of Benefit:
It is proposed that Universal Credit will replace a number of income benefits such as:

  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit

Tenants Affected:
All tenants in receipt of income benefits as listed

Tenants Not Affected:
Tenants in receipt of only the following benefits:

  • DLA (PIP)
  • Child Benefit
  • Contribution based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Contributory Employment and Support Allowance
  • Statutory Sick Pay
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Carers Benefits
  • Statutory Maternity Pay and Maternity Allowance