About Universal Credit

Get ready for the new single monthly payment which has started to replace six existing benefits.

Universal Credit is a new type of financial support for people of working age who are looking for work or on a low income. Milton Keynes started taking its first claim from 16th November 2015 and over the next few years all working age people on a low income will gradually move from their current benefits to Universal Credit.

Please note that we link to the Money Advice Service below, which gives free and impartial money advice and is set up by government. It provides advice and guides to help improve your finances, tools and calculators to help you keep track and plan ahead, with support in person, over the phone and online:

Overview of Universal Credit at GOV.UK:

Need independent advice on housing and benefit matters, including money and debt problems? Use our Who else might help? pages.


This short film introduces the support that’s available with Universal Credit to help you manage your money:

Introduction to Universal Credit:

Last Updated: 18 July 2018