Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a monthly payment that will gradually replace the following benefits:

  • Child Tax Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Working Tax Credit

If you have a postcode that starts with CT3 3 you need to claim for housing costs through Universal Credit now, you can no longer apply for housing benefit.

Apply for Universal Credit

If you don't have access to the internet to apply online, you can make an appointment with our Customer Services team who will be able to help. Free access is also available at your local library.