Universal credit

What is Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a new benefit that supports people who are on a low income or out of work.

Who qualifies for Universal Credit

Universal Credit is available to single people, couples and families in some areas of the country. It is available for new single claimants in the Wycombe area.

How to apply for Universal Credit

Apply for Universal Credit at GOV.UK

The Department for Work and Pensions will calculate your benefit, not Wycombe District Council.

Changes to benefits

Universal Credit will eventually replace:

  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Housing Benefit