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Universal Credit (UC) timetable - Universal Credit (UC) roll-out 2017

Find out more about the Universal Credit timetable.

Universal Credit (UC) roll-out 2017

Full Digital Service Areas

Universal Credit is being rolled out in full digital service areas.

Full digital service areas are gradually replacing live service areas. The live service areas will stop taking new claims for Universal Credit on 31 December 2017. Claimants already on Universal Credit in a live service area will continue to receive Universal Credit and will be transferred onto the full digital service when their area goes digital. 

The government expects the national roll-out of the full digital service to be completed by December 2018. The government plans to start transferring people who are still on existing benefits or tax credits onto Universal Credit from July 2019. They plan to complete this process by March 2022. 

Before April 2017

Before April 2017, anyone in a full digital service area who was working age could start a claim for Universal Credit. From April 2017 to December 2018, working age claimants can only start a claim for Universal Credit in a full digital area if there are less than three children in their family. 

This is a list of the jobcentre areas which are becoming full digital service areas for Universal Credit each month. 

February 2017

Corby, Newcastle East, Poplar, Southampton and Warrington

March 2017

City Tower, Dalkeith, Hinckley, Newcastle West and Penicuik

From April 2017 onwards

From April 2017 to December 2018, anyone in a full digital service area who is working age can start a claim for Universal Credit, as long as they don't have three or more children. Anyone with three or more children who is already on Universal Credit will stay on Universal Credit, rather than be transferred to other benefits or tax credits.

Below we list when a job centre starts to take claims under the full digital service.  Some job centres will phase in their full digital service, and won't be including all their postcodes immediately.  To find out if you live in a full digital service area enter your postcode on the Universal Credit Info website.

April 2017

Flint, Mold, Oldham,Shotton and Yeovil

May 2017

Bedford, Burnley, Chippenham, Dover, Ilkeston and Long Eaton

June 2017

Alloa, Brighouse, Halifax, Salisbury, Stirling, Todmorden and Weston-Super-Mare

July 2017

Altrincham, Barnsley, Bexhill, Chelmsley Wood, Cheshire East Crewe, Chester, Clevedon, Cwmbran, Devizes, Dingwall, Dudley, Eastleigh, Fort William, Goldthorpe, Halesowen, Harlow, Invergordon, Margate, Pontypool, Portree, Ramsgate, Solihull, Southend, Stourbridge, Stretford, Trowbridge, Wick, Wombwell, York Monkgate

September 2017

Universal Credit full service roll-out starts in Northern Ireland on 27 September in the Limavady Jobcentre area only. It will be gradually rolled out to other Northern Ireland Jobs and Benefits Offices from November 2017 onwards.

October 2017

Abingdon, Acton, Alexandra Park, Barnet, Barton, Beccles, Bedworth, Blandford, Bootle, Braintree, Bury St Edmunds, Cambuslang, Chorlton, Crosby, Cumnock, Didcot, Didsbury, Doncaster, East Kilbride, Eastbourne, Edgware, Finchley, Gateshead, Grantham, Grays, Hamilton, Haverhill, Hendon, Hove, Kilmarnock, Lanark, Longsight, Mexborough, Neath, Nuneaton, Oxford, Peterlee, Plymouth, Poole, Port Talbot, Redditch, Rusholme, Rutherglen, Scunthorpe, Seaham, Southall, Southport, Stamford, Stroud, Sudbury, Thorne, Witham, Wrexham

November 2017

Arbroath, Banbury, Basildon, Birkenhead, Birmingham Broad St, Birmingham City, Birmingham South West, Blaydon, Bournemouth, Brentwood, Brighton, Bromborough, Chesterfield, Cinderford, Cirencester, Coleford, Devonport, Dewsbury, Dundee, Enfield, Forfar, Hoylake, Huddersfield, Irvine, Kilbirnie, Lichfield, Montrose, Newport, Newton Heath, Openshaw, Peterborough, Saltcoats, Spen Valley, St Albans, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth, Upton, Waltham Cross, Washwood Heath, Winsford, Witney, Yardley.  In Northern Ireland; Ballymoney

December 2017

Bilston, Bishop Auckland, Bude, Bridport, Cheltenham, Consett, Cowdenbeath, Crook, Cupar, Dunfermline, Ellesmere Port, Erdington, Glenrothes, Goreseinon, Grimsby, Handsworth, Hatfield, Immingham, Kings Heath, Kirkcaldy, Launceston, Leven, Liskeard, Mitcham, Morriston, Neston, Newbury, Northwich, Ormskirk, Perry Barr, Reading, Retford, Selly Oak, Sheerness, Sittingbourne, Skelmersdale, Sparkhill, St Andrews, Stanley, Stockwell, Streatham, Swansea, Tewkesbury, Watford, Weymouth, Wolverhampton Chapel Court, Wolverhampton Molineaux House, Worksop.  In Northern Ireland: Magherafelt and Coleraine.

 

Updated December 2017
 


 

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