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How Much

Universal Credit is a means-tested benefit so how much the claimant is entitled to will depend on their personal circumstances and their income (and savings).

Click on the links below to find out more - and don't forget about our Universal Credit calculator.

How Calculated

Find out more about the way the DWP work out entitlement to UC.

Elements/Needs

Which elements are included when the claimant's maximum Universal credit is worked out?

Income

Which income is taken into account and how? What is the savings limit? How do savings affect an award?

Savings/Capital

Which income is taken into account and how? What is the savings limit? How do savings affect an award?

Benefit Cap

How does it work? Who's affected and who's not? What can a claimant do if their Universal Credit is reduced?

Deductions

Which income is taken into account and how? What is the savings limit? How do savings affect an award?

Maximising

Make sure claimants are getting all the Universal Credit that they are entitled to - tips on maximising entitlement.

Our calculator

Our Universal Credit calculator is quick and easy to use.