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Universal Credit

The government is moving many different benefits into one Universal Credit.

It will replace the following:

Income-based ESA (but not contribution-based ESA) will move to Universal Credit. The claims process will be the same one used for ESA.

Under Universal Credit each household will make a claim, rather than each individual. It’s one payment, paid monthly and based on all your household’s circumstances.

 

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