Households on Universal Credit Dashboard
Latest data up to May 2021 by DWP
Universal Credit is a single payment for each household to help with living costs for those on a low income or out of work.
Support for housing costs, children and childcare costs are integrated into Universal Credit. It also provides additions for people with a disability, health condition or caring responsibilities which may prevent them from working.
Universal Credit replaces 6 benefits and tax credits:
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Income Support
- Working Tax Credit
- Child Tax Credit
- Housing Benefit
The main features of Universal Credit are:
- is available to people who are in work and on a low income, as well as to those who are out of work.
- is responsive to earnings, whereby the monthly Universal Credit payment will adjust accordingly as claimants move in and out of work..
- most claimants on low incomes will still be paid Universal Credit and receive work coach support when they start a new job or increase their hours.
- claimants will receive a single monthly household payment paid into a bank account. In some cases, payment can be split between claimants in a household.
- support with housing costs will usually go direct to the claimant, and in some cases, this can be paid directly to the landlord instead.
- most people will apply online and manage their claim through an online account.
You can find more information about Universal Credit here.