Who Can Claim Universal Credit?

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:

  • Unemployed
  • 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.

Last Updated on 11 October 2017