Universal Credit

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Universal Credit has now been introduced in Tower Hamlets

Universal Credit is a single monthly payment which merges the following benefits and tax credits:

· Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

· Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

· Income support

· Child Tax Credit

· Working Tax Credit

· Housing Benefit


You can find out all about Universal Credit on the Government’s website here:


You can find out how to apply for Universal Credit on the Government’s website here:


And use a benefits calculator here to find out:

  •          what benefits you could get
  •          how to claim
  •          how your benefits will be affected if you start work



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