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Universal Credit

What is Universal Credit?

It is a single benefit which combines the 6 benefits/tax credits below into one payment:
  • Income Support
  • Income Related Employment Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Income Based Job Seeker's Allowance (JSA)
  • Income Support
  • Child Tax Credits
  • Working Tax Credits
  • Housing Benefit

Most people will need to make a new claim for any of those benefits will now have to claim Universal Credit instead, but there are some exceptions.

Please see www.cardiff.gov.uk/ENG/resident/Benefits-and-Grants/Universal-Credit/Pages/default.aspx

Please call the Advice Line on 029 2087 1071 or visit a Hub for help or information about claiming.