Universal Credit

An overview of some of the features of Universal Credit. Universal Credit is the main income-based benefit for people of working age who are making new claims. It is due to replace six existing benefits and tax credits over the next few years.

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    Universal Credit

    Information on Universal Credit which replaces many existing benefits and tax credits, initially this benefit is for new claimants only.

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    What happens to my tax credits or Universal Credit if I have more than two children?

    If you are responsible for a child born on or after 6 April 2017, and you get Child Tax Credit or Universal Credit for two or more other children, you may not get any extra for that child. This only affects the child element of Child Tax Credit or Universal Credit. It doesn't affect Child Benefit, or extra amounts for disabled children or childcare.