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How Much

Universal Credit is a means-tested benefit so how much the claimant is entitled to will depend on their personal circumstances and their income (and savings).

Click on the links below to find out more - and don't forget about our Universal Credit calculator.


How Calculated

Find out more about the way the DWP work out a claimant's entitlement to UC.

Transitional SDP Payment

What is a Transitional SDP Payment?.

Elements/Needs

Which elements are included when the claimant's maximum Universal Credit is worked out?

Two Child Limit

What is the Two Child Limit? And how does it affect the award?

Child Care Costs

How does a claimant qualify for their child care costs to be covered?

Self Employed

When will someone who is self employed be entitled to UC?

Income

Which income is taken into account and what's disregarded? Which workers get a work allowance and so on.........?

Savings/Capital

What is the savings limit? Which savings/capital is taken into account and how? 

Benefit Cap

How does it work? Who's affected and who's not? What can a claimant do if their Universal Credit is reduced?

Sanctions

What deductions can be made from an award when the claimant has been sanctioned?

Deductions

What deductions can be made from an award? Is there a maximum that can be taken?

Maximising

Make sure claimants are getting all the Universal Credit that they are entitled to - tips on maximising entitlement.

Better off on UC?

Who could be better off on UC and what they should think about before they claim.

Worse off on UC?

Who would be worse off on UC and why?

Our calculator

Our Universal Credit calculator is quick and easy to use.

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