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Universal Credit now in almost 550 jobcentres

Today, 18 more jobcentre offices start offering Universal Credit.

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is now available in over 70% of all jobcentres across the country, making work pay and helping people into work faster.

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:

  • Billingham
  • Cannock
  • Coventry Tile Hill
  • Coventry Cofa Court
  • Dinnington
  • Easton (Bristol)
  • Horfield (Bristol)
  • Hythe (Hampshire)
  • Lymington
  • Maltby
  • Newport (Isle of Wight)
  • Norwich
  • Ringwood
  • Rotherham
  • Ryde
  • Shirehampton (Bristol)
  • Stockton
  • Thornaby

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 7 December 2015