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What is Universal Credit?
Universal Credit is a new benefit system replacing many of the current benefits and tax credits. It is for working age individuals, including single parents. You can claim it whether you have a job or not.
If you are of Pension Credit age, you will not be affected by this change, unless you have a partner who is under Pension Credit age.
More information can be found at www.gov.uk