Universal Credit now available in nearly 70% of all jobcentres
Universal Credit reaches 492 jobcentres as 22 more start taking new claims from today (Monday 9 November 2015).
This morning, all new single claimants applying for unemployment benefits at these jobcentres will apply for Universal Credit.
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:
- North Kensington
- St Marylebone
- Finsbury Park
- Milford Haven
- Pembroke Dock
- Newton Abbot
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.
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