Universal Credit is not dealt with by Winchester City Council, it is dealt with by The Department for Work & Pensions. If you have any questions on an existing Universal Credit claim or if you wish to make a new claim for Universal Credit claim please visit the GOV UK website.
What is Universal Credit?
Universal Credit is a monthy payment to help with your living costs. You may be able to get it if you’re on a low income or out of work
Universal Credit is replacing the following benefits:
- Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
- Income-related Employment & Support Allowance
- Income Support
- Working Tax Credit
- Child Tax Credit
- Housing Benefit
There are a small number of people who will not have their housing costs paid as part of their Universal Credit and will continue to receive help towards their rent by claiming Housing Benefit, for example:
- If you have been placed into temporary accommodation by our housing team under housing homeless or homeless prevention legislation
- If you are living in supported accommodation which has been classified as specified accommodation by Winchester City Council