Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a new benefit which is intended to take over from current low income benefits for working age people.


At the moment, Universal Credit in Derbyshire only applies to a limited number of people - single, newly unemployed claimants who would have previously claimed Jobseeker's Allowance.

However, full service for Universal Credit will be put in to place in Derbyshire between 2017 and 2018:

  • June 2018 - Alfreton, Belper and Heanor Jobcentres
  • July 2018 - Staveley Jobcentre
  • September 2018 - Matlock Jobcentre and Glossop Jobcentre
  • November 2018 - Bolsover and Swadlincote Jobcentres.

This means that after these dates, any new or updated claims will be taken as claims for Universal Credit.

Jobcentres in Ilkeston, Long Eaton and Chesterfield are already operating the full service.

The leaflets attached to this page give you more information on these benefits. You can contact us for a full benefit check or further advice on tel: 01629 531535 between 11am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

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