Universal Credit will replace the following:
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- Housing Benefit
- Working Tax Credit
- Child Tax Credit
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Income Support
If you’re already claiming benefits, your local Jobcentre Plus or Tax Credits office will tell you when you have to move to Universal Credit.
Universal Credit may include money towards your housing costs. You’ll have to arrange with your landlord to start paying your own rent, if you don’t do this already.