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Universal Credit

Universal Credit in South Ayrshire

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is extending Universal Credit in some parts of South Ayrshire.

Currently, Universal Credit applies only to working age single people who make a new claim for Jobseeker’s Allowance.

From 25 October 2017, if you live in some parts of postcode areas starting with KA2 9 or KA5 5 and are of working age, Universal Credit will replace six benefits and tax credits with a single monthly payment.

This applies if you live in these areas and make a new claim or your circumstances change for. Claims must be made directly to the DWP.

  • Child Tax Credits
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Working Tax Credit

Check if you live in an extended Universal Credit area

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