2023 Universal Credit Increase Announced To Tackle Cost Of Living Crisis

Universal Credit will increase in 2023 by 10.1% to help tackle the cost of living crisis. See the table below for more information about how Universal Credit claimants will be affected by the payment increases.

The government announced the payment increases for Universal Credit claimants in response to the cost of living crisis in the Autumn Statement 2022. The increases will be implemented in April 2023.

On average, a family claiming Universal Credit will receive an extra £600. 

How much money will you get after the April 2023 Universal Credit increase?

Here’s a how much more money you’ll get claiming Universal Credit in April 2023 compared to your current Universal Credit monthly payments.

Universal Credit ClaimCurrent AmountAmount From April 2023Payment Increase
Universal Credit, single, aged 25 up£334.91£368.74£33.83
Universal Credit, single, aged 25 up with limited capability for work and work-related activity£689.19£758.80£69.61
Universal Credit, single, aged 25 up and one child£579.49£638.32£58.83
Universal Credit, couple, at least one adult 25 up and two children£1,014.88£1,117.98£103.10

2023 Universal Credit Increase

Universal CreditPayment Changes
Standard allowance.Increased by 10.1%
Limited capability for work amountIncreased by 10.1%
Limited capability for work and work-related activityIncreased by 10.1%
Child amountIncreased by 10.1%
Disabled child additionIncreased by 10.1%
Carer amountIncreased by 10.1%
Work allowancesIncreased by 10.1%

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