Benefits entitlement


  1. Sign in to your Universal Credit account

    Sign in to your Universal Credit account - report a change, add a note to your journal, see your payments and do other tasks

  2. Universal Credit

    Universal Credit is replacing 6 other benefits with a single monthly payment if you're out of work or on a low income - eligibility, how to prepare

  3. Benefits calculators

    Find out what benefits you could get, how much you could get and how to claim

  4. Apply for Universal Credit

    Apply for Universal Credit - a monthly payment to help with your living costs if you’re on a low income or out of work.

  5. Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)

    Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) is an unemployment benefit you can claim while looking for work - how to apply online, new style JSA, eligibility, rates, rapid reclaim, JSA interview, when payment can be stopped

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Benefits and pensions for UK nationals in the EU, EEA or Switzerland if there's a no-deal Brexit
  2. Request your personal information from the Department for Work and Pensions
  3. Maternity benefits: detailed guide
  4. Benefits and pensions for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens in the UK if there's a no-deal Brexit
  5. Redundancy: help finding work and claiming benefits
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News and communications

  1. Thousands more households boost work hours and earnings
  2. Government agrees deal to protect social security rights of UK and Irish citizens living and working in each other’s state
  3. Changes to benefits for mixed age couples
  4. Welfare reform success with 54,000 benefit cap households taking on more work
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Research and statistics

  1. ESA: outcomes of Work Capability Assessments including mandatory reconsiderations and appeals: September 2019
  2. Benefit Cap: number of households capped to May 2019
  3. Children in out-of-work benefit households: 31 May 2017
  4. DWP Benefits Statistics: August 2019
  5. Benefit sanctions statistics to April 2019
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Changes to the fraud and error statistics
  2. Government response: SSAC report on young people living independently
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