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Universal Credit (UC) - Which benefits will Universal Credit (UC) replace?

Universal Credit is a means-tested benefit for people of working-age who are on a low income.

Which benefits will Universal Credit (UC) replace?

Universal Credit will replace:

The above six benefits are called legacy benefits.

Which benefits will remain alongside Universal Credit?

Universal Credit will not replace the following benefits, these will remain alongside Universal Credit:

Contributory Benefits

Statutory Benefits

As some people will be entitled to both contributory benefit and Universal Credit, contributory benefits will be administered using the same systems.


Updated: March 2019

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