Guide Universal Credit

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1. What is Universal Credit?

Universal Credit is a benefit paid by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to help with your living costs. You may be able to get it if you are on a low income or out of work.

Council Tax Reduction and Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) are still provided by us and are not part of Universal Credit.

If you think you will have problems paying your rent, talk to your landlord or work coach at the Job Centre.