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Universal Credit

On 22 November 2017, Universal Credit will replace 6 benefits and tax credits with a single fortnightly or monthly payment, for the majority of working age people making NEW CLAIMS in North Ayrshire. This change will not affect people already claiming Universal Credit before this date.

Apply for Universal Credit

What you'll need before applying online and what happens once you've made a claim

What is Universal Credit? 

An introduction to what Universal Credit is, and who administers it

Help with Universal Credit application

Who to contact for advice about an application

Get ready for Universal Credit

Sources of help with setting up a bank account and budgeting

Universal Credit and Housing Costs

Housing Tenants in receipt of Universal Credit must pay the Housing Element to their landlord

Getting online

If you need a computer to submit your claim, or manage your journal, free internet access and help is available

Advance payment

While waiting for your first Universal Credit payment, you may be entitled to an advance payment