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Universal Credit to be rolled out in Leicester

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Universal Credit is a new benefit which replaces six existing benefits and is being rolled out by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) in Leicester from 13 June 2018.

Further information

The June 13 rollout will affect all new claims. If you are already claiming and receiving benefits, you don’t need to do anything – they will continue as usual for now.   

The overall scheme is administered by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and eventually you will need to make claims online via the DWP website.

If you need help using a computer, or don't have internet access, you can get help via Universal Support.

For more information and to find out if you qualify, you can call the Universal Credit hotline on 0345 600 0723.  

What will Universal Credit replace? 

Universal Credit will replace six existing benefits:  

  • Income based jobseeker’s allowance
  • Income related employment and support allowance
  • Income support
  • Working tax credit
  • Child tax credit
  • Housing benefit.  

The DWP has produced a video on Universal Credit, which can be found on YouTube.