Universal Credit

Who can claim

The government is introducing Universal Credit across the country in stages. You can make a claim for Universal Credit in Warrington if you are making a new claim for Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support, Employment Support Allowance or Housing Benefit. You will also be transferred to Universal Credit if you have a change of circumstances that affects your Income Support, Jobseekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance.

Housing benefit can only be claimed by pensioners and people living in supported exempt accommodation (you have care, support or supervision included in your tenancy agreement).

Council Tax Support is not included in your Universal Credit. You must complete this online form to receive help to pay your Council Tax.

Find out more about claiming Universal Credit on the government's website.