Universal Credit

Universal Credit (UC) is a benefit designed to replace six existing benefits with a single monthly payment. These include Income Support, Jobseeker's Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, Working Tax Credits, Child Tax Credits and Housing Benefit. It will only apply to you if you're making a new claim for one of the six benefits.

It also depends on where you live and your personal circumstances. To check whether you are affected by Universal Credit you can use the following link Universal Credit Postcode Checker.

Your are currently not required to make a claim for Universal Credit if:

  • you have three children or more
  • you are of Pension Credit age
  • you do not live within a postcode covered by Universal Credit. You can check your eligibility to claim Universal Credit using the Universal Credit Postcode Checker

Universal Credit is not paid by Stratford-on-Avon District Council. If you are contacting us to find out if you're eligible to claim other benefits, our staff will advise you if you need to apply for Universal Credit instead; you will need to apply online.

Find out more about Universal Credit and how to claim at gov.uk. If you have any questions about the amount of Universal Credit you receive or how it is paid, please contact the Universal Credit helpline on 0845 600 0723 or 0345 600 0723.

For further information, please contact Revenues:

Last updated on 30/07/2018

Contact the Revenues & Benefits team