Universal Credit

British social security benefit

Universal Credit is a United Kingdom social security payment. It is replacing and combining six benefits for working-age people who have a low household income: income-based Employment and Support Allowance, income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, and Income Support; Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit; and Housing Benefit. Contributions-based Jobseekers Allowance, Contributions-based Employment and Support Allowance have been replaced with "New style" versions, and are not affected by Universal Credit.

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