Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a new single payment for people who are looking for work or on a low income.  It replaces means-tested benefits and tax credits for working-age people up to pension credit age.

For further information available on the Reading Borough Council's website, please click on this sentence.

The following website has been set up by the DWP to help people understand what Universal Credit means for them. This website has been set up in response to customers and partner organisations for more information about universal credit. www.understandinguniversalcredit.gov.uk 

Customers should still continue to claim Universal Credit via www.gov.uk/universal-credit There are links to this page and support for how to fill out the claim form on the new Understanding Universal Credit website.

Page last reviewed: 19/01/2023

Contact the Team

Family Information Service

fis@reading.gov.uk 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2

SEND Local Offer

localoffer@reading.gov.uk 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2

Adult & Carers Support

CSAAdvice.Signposting@reading.gov.uk 0118 937 3747 0118 937 3747
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