Universal Credit

You can download and print a copy of this information guide, or you can contact us and we will post or email you a copy. You can also view it online below; we have split it into sections to make it easier to read.

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Universal Credit is a new benefit to replace existing means-tested benefits.  It is being introduced in stages throughout the country, starting with single people then gradually couples and families. Disabled people are being included.  To check whether Universal Credit is in your area, use the DWP Online Map

Information updated August 2018. Please note that information may be subject to change. All information is provided in good faith but Disability Information Scotland does not endorse any product or service referred to within this resource.

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