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Universal Credit now available in over 60% of jobcentres in Great Britain

Over 450 jobcentres now offer Universal Credit as 25 more start taking new claims from today (26 October 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:

  • Atherstone
  • Bromsgrove
  • Caernarfon
  • Carmarthen
  • Malvern
  • Stafford
  • Swadlincote
  • Heanor
  • Alfreton
  • Belper
  • Abertillery
  • Ebbw Vale
  • Tredegar
  • Ammandford
  • Llanelli
  • Bangor
  • Dolgellau
  • Machynlleth
  • Porthmadog
  • Pwllheli
  • Brecon
  • Llandrindod Wells
  • Newton
  • Welshpool
  • Ystradgynlais

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 26 October 2015