Universal Credit can be claimed by anyone of working-age including single people, couples, and families with up to 2 children.
Universal Credit replaces all means-tested benefits for people who are:
- Unable to work owing to illness or disability (temporary or permanent)
- Working part-time or full-time
- Self employed
You can see the criteria for claiming Universal Credit by clicking Department for Work and Pensions Universal Credit Service in the 'Related links' area of this page.