What Is Universal Credit?
Universal credit is administered by the Department of Working Pensions (DWP). It is a new benefit for working age people who are in and out of work and replaces six existing benefits with a single monthly payment paid direct to one named person in a household. This may also include your rent and service charge if eligible.
Universal Credit replaces the following benefits and tax credits:
• Housing Benefit
• Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
• Income Support
• Income based Employment and Support Allowance
• Working Tax Credit
• Child Tax Credit