Universal Credit (UC) is a payment to help with your living costs. You may be able to get it if you're on a low income or out of work.
From 25th July 2018 new claims for most benefits/tax credits for working age people in Sunderland will usually be for Universal Credit. Whether you can claim UC depends on your circumstances. You can check UC is the right benefit for you. You do not need to claim UC otherwise until the DWP tell you to.
Universal Credit will replace the following benefits:
Universal Credit - The facts
Find information on your local services through Sunderland Information Point.
Further useful information can be found within our key messages (pdf) documents.and