Today, 18 more jobcentre offices start offering 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:
- Coventry Tile Hill
- Coventry Cofa Court
- Easton (Bristol)
- Horfield (Bristol)
- Hythe (Hampshire)
- Newport (Isle of Wight)
- Shirehampton (Bristol)
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
Published: 7 December 2015