If you already get benefits
Universal Credit will replace the following benefits:
Child Tax Credit
income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
Working Tax Credit
If you currently receive any of these benefits, you can’t claim Universal Credit at the same time.
Universal Credit is being introduced in stages across the UK. You don’t need to do anything until you hear from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) about moving to Universal Credit, unless you have a change in circumstances.
Click HERE for information on the FREE Helpline numbers introduced for Universal Credit Claimants