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Universal credit

Universal credit is a means-tested benefit which replaces the earlier means tested (legacy) benefits if you are making a new claim - though there are exceptions to this.

Eventually everyone already on a legacy benefit will be moved onto universal credit.

How do I qualify for universal credit?

How do I claim universal credit?

How much is universal credit?

How is universal credit paid?

Going into hospital

What if I disagree with my universal credit decision?

More information and advice

Other help

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Universal Credit - Are You Ready?

For further information on welfare rights, education issues and social care you will find our factsheets/guides here or for more detailed information you can order a copy of the Disability Rights Handbook from our shop