Universal Credit is a Government benefit offered to people who need support when seeking work or who are on a low income.
This money is aimed at helping eligible recipients with the cost of living.
The payment has replaced some existing benefits and tax credits including Housing Benefit, Child Tax Credit, Income Support, Working Tax Credit, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance and Income-related Employment and Support Allowance.
To be eligible to claim Universal Credit, individuals must be aged 18 or over, although some under 18s can claim Universal Credit.
Claimants must also live in the UK, be out of education and able to accept a claimant commitment.