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Universal Credit now available in 70% of all jobcentres

More jobcentres across Britain now offer Universal Credit as 12 more offices take new claims from today.


Universal Credit is now available in 70% of all jobcentres across the country and from today all new single jobseekers can claim at the jobcentres below.

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:

  • Darlington
  • Killingworth
  • Whitley Bay
  • North Shields
  • Wallsend
  • Northampton
  • Matlock
  • Clay Cross
  • Staveley
  • Shirebrook
  • Bolsover
  • Watford

You can find out more about Universal Credit and how it can help you get into work faster and more easily by watching our video. How Universal Credit can help you into work

Find out when Universal Credit is coming to your area.

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 23 November 2015