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Income and universal credit

If you have income other than earnings, such as other benefits, these will usually be taken into account in full, so that your universal credit is reduced pound for pound.

If you are claiming universal credit jointly with your partner, your combined income is taken into account. Any income that your children have is disregarded.

Some benefits are ignored, including the following disability benefits:

  • armed forces independence payment

  • attendance allowance

  • constant attendance allowance and exceptionally severe disablement allowance paid under the Industrial Injuries or War Pensions schemes

  • disability living allowance

  • guaranteed income payment paid under the Armed Forces Compensation scheme

  • personal independence payment

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