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Universal Credit now available in over 500 jobcentres

More jobcentres across Britain now offer Universal Credit as 17 more sites start taking new claims from today.


Universal Credit is now available in over 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:

  • Aberdeen Ebury House
  • Aylesbury
  • Bathgate
  • Broxburn
  • Buckie
  • Chesham
  • Elgin
  • Forres
  • High Wycombe
  • Ipswich
  • Ipswich ‘MyGo’ Hub
  • Livingston
  • Milton Keynes
  • Oldbury
  • Smethwick
  • Tipton
  • West Bromwich

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 16 November 2015