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Universal Credit: changes to limited capability for work payments

This guide explains changes to Universal Credit limited capability for work payments from 3 April 2017.

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This guide explains changes to limited capability for work payments in Universal Credit from 3 April 2017.

It describes how the change affects claimants who make a claim to Universal Credit on, or after, 3 April 2017 because they have a:

  • disability
  • illness
  • health condition

Claimants who started their existing Universal Credit claim before 3 April 2017 are not affected.

Published 8 March 2017
Last updated 21 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added 2 exceptions to the changes to limited capability for work payments from 3 April 2017 section.
  2. Updated to show that Universal Credit is now available everywhere in Great Britain.
  3. Universal Credit live service telephone helpline opening hours changed to 9am to 4pm.
  4. Updated guide with new 0800 freephone numbers for Universal Credit.
  5. Clarified information in 'Changes to limited capability for work payments in Universal Credit'.
  6. First published.