Who can currently claim Universal Credit?
To receive an award of Universal Credit the claimant must meet certain basic conditions. Find out what these are.
In many parts of GB, as well as meeting the basic conditions, the claimant must also meet extra 'Gateway Conditions'.
If someone has previously been on UC they may be classed as a UC claimant so not need to make a new claim for UC. But there can be problems...
Special rules apply to: Prisoners, 16 and 17 year olds, People from Abroad, Students, and some couples. Discover what these rules are.
From July 2019 existing 'legacy benefit' claimants will start 'transferring' onto UC with transitional protection in place.
UC is only replacing six benefits so what if someone claims UC instead of the benefit they were meant to claim?