Universal Credit

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Over the next few years all working age people on a low income will gradually move from their current benefits to Universal Credit.

Universal Credit start dates in the Milton Keynes Area

From 5 December 2018 all parts of the Milton Keynes Council area are “Full” Universal Credit areas. This means that most working age people living in the Milton Keynes area cannot make a new claim for Housing Benefit. Instead they will claim Housing Costs with their Universal Credit.

Some postcodes become “Full” service at an earlier date: 

MK43 8 in Newton Blossomville is currently “Full” service

MK16 8, MK19 6 and MK19 7 go “Full” service on 14th November  2018. These postcodes are in  Newport Pagnell, Calverton, Castlethorpe, Haversham and Hanslope.