Skip to main content

About Universal Credit

Universal Credit full service is coming

From 23 May 2018 new working-age claimants living in Bracknell can apply for Universal Credit.

Universal Credit (UC) is a key part of the government's welfare reform policy and replaces the following benefits with a single monthly award:

  • Jobseekers Allowance (income-based JSA)
  • Employment and Support Allowance (income-related ESA)
  • Income Support
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credits
  • Housing Benefit

What will change

Universal Credit will be paid as a single payment for your household. It will be paid into your bank, building society or credit union account once a month, in arrears.

If your payment includes housing costs to help with your rent, you'll need to pay this to your landlord yourself.

Contact information

Welfare and Housing Service

Make an enquiry