Universal Credit

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1. Universal Credit in South Ayrshire

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is extending Universal Credit across South Ayrshire. Universal Credit applies to new claimants of working age only and replaces these six benefits and tax credits:

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

If you’re already in receipt of these benefits there will generally be no change unless your circumstances change, or if you are contacted by the DWP.

Claims must be made online directly to the DWP

Advice about how to claim the other benefits in the list are available from GOV.UK.