Universal Credit

What is Universal Credit

Universal credit was introduced in Kettering on 17th October 2018. It initially replaces the following benefits in all new claims from people under the state pension age:

  • Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child and Working Tax Credits
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Support

Other claims will be transferred to Universal Credit over time – the switch is expected to be finished by 2022 or 2023.

Universal Credit introduces changes for claimants, their landlords, and the organisations that support them - full information can be found on the government's Universal Credit site.