Which Benefits Will Universal Credit Replace?

Universal Credit (UC) will replace a number of benefits but there are still benefits you can claim on UC including some contributory benefits and statutory benefits. The benefits Universal Credit will replace include:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment Support Allowance
  • Housing Benefit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credit

Which Benefits Will Universal Credit Not Replace?

Universal Credit will not replace all types of benefits. These are the benefits that will continue to be available and run alongside Universal Credit:

  • Attendance Allowance
  • Basic State Pension
  • Carer's Allowance
  • Child Benefit
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Industrial Injuries Benefits
  • Local Council Tax support schemes
  • Local Welfare Provision
  • New State Pension
  • Pension Credit
  • Personal Independence Payment

Contributory Benefits

  • contributory Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • contributory Employment Support Allowance
  • Bereavement benefits
  • Maternity Allowance

Statutory Benefits

  • Statutory Sick Pay
  • Statutory Maternity Pay
  • Statutory Paternity Pay Statutory Adoption Pay

Because some people are entitled to Universal Credit and contributory benefit, they will be managed and administered using the same systems.

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