News story

Universal Credit now available in 470 jobcentres

Universal Credit is available in 16 more from jobcentres from today (Monday 2 November).

Universal Credit

This morning all new single claimants applying for unemployment benefits at these jobcentres will apply for Universal Credit.

Already available at 75% of jobcentres in Wales, the new benefit will be at three-quarters of all jobcentres by Christmas.

The new system is designed to ensure people will be better off in work than on welfare and means they can receive support from jobcentre staff both in and out of work.

Today, single jobseekers will be able to claim Universal Credit in:

  • Bedminster
  • Beeston
  • Bishopsworth
  • Bristol Central
  • Dundee Wellgate
  • Hayes
  • Houghton-le-Spring
  • Kingston
  • Louth
  • Skegness
  • Southwick
  • Spalding
  • Sunderland
  • Twickenham
  • Uxbridge
  • Washington

Are you ready to claim Universal Credit? It’s the new benefit that makes it easier to take up a wider range of jobs and get back to work quickly.

How Universal Credit can help you into work

Universal Credit will eventually replace 6 existing benefits:

  • Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credits
  • Housing Benefit

See the list of jobcentre areas where you can claim Universal Credit.

Published 2 November 2015