Other Benefits and Welfare

Universal Credit

Universal credit is a new benefit payment for people of working age, bringing together the main means tested benefits and tax credits. The government is introducing universal credit gradually.

The initial roll out of Universal Credit in Malvern will be limited to certain single people with no dependent children who would have made a new claim for Job Seekers Allowance – they will have to apply for Universal Credit if they meet all of the criteria which has been set by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).