Check whether you can claim universal credit

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Universal credit is rolling out across the UK, replacing tax credits and other benefits for working-age claimants. However, whilst universal credit is available for some people in all Jobcentre Plus areas in Great Britain (and is being introduced in Northern Ireland between September 2017 and December 2018), whether you can claim in your postcode area depends on your circumstances.

Enter your postcode above to find out which people can claim universal credit in your area (and the status of tax credits and other benefit claims); for information which will help you understand more about how universal credit works; and for details of independent advice organisations in your area who can help you get the help that you need.