UNIVERSAL CREDIT

Universal Credit is a monthly payment for people who are on low income or are out of work.

It's being rolled out in stages across the UK and is replacing all means tested benefits including Employment Support Allowance, Jobseekers Allowance, Child Tax Credit, Income Support, Housing Benefit and Working Tax Credit.

How much you can receive depends on your circumstances, including your income and how many children you have.

For more information you can contact the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) or your local Jobcentre.