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Universal Credit

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Universal Credit is a monthly payment to help with your living costs. You may be able to get it if you’re on a low income or out of work.

Check out the videos and links below for more information:

What is Universal Credit

DWP: What is Universal Credit?

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How to apply for Universal Credit

How to apply for Universal Credit

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Managing your money

Universal Credit: Managing your Money

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Help with Council Tax

For those already on Universal Credit

Page last updated:

15 May 2020

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