Universal Credit is replacing Child Tax Credit, along with some other Benefits.
Universal Credit is a monthly payment that replaces some other benefits.
You may be able to claim Universal Credit if you’re on a low income or out of work.
How much you’ll get depends on your circumstances, including your income and how many children you have.
How does Universal Credit affect the Child Benefit portion
If all your children were born before 6 April 2017
You get the child element for all your children.
If one or more of your children were born on or after 6 April 2017
You could get the child element of Child Tax Credit for up to 2 children. You might get the child element for more children if exceptions apply.
The changes only apply to families with a third child born after April 6 2017.
Universal Credit will replace the following:
income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
Working Tax Credit
Child Tax Credit
income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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