What is Universal Credit replacing
Universal Credit is part of the government’s Welfare Reform. It is a new benefit that is replacing the six existing benefits.
Universal Credit is replacing:
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Income Support
- Working Tax Credit
- Child Tax Credit
- Housing Benefit
Bournemouth Job Centre will start taking claims for Universal Credit from a small group of claimants on 29 June 2015.
If you need help with paying your Council Tax bill, you still need to claim Council Tax Reduction.