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:

  • May 2017 - Ilkeston Jobcentre Plus and Long Eaton Jobcentre Plus
  • November 2017 - Chesterfield Jobcentre Plus
  • March 2018 - Alfreton Jobcentre Plus, Belper Jobcentre Plus, Heanor Jobcentre Plus
  • April 2018 - Clay Cross Jobcentre Plus Staveley Jobcentre Plus
  • May 2018 - Matlock Jobcentre Plus, Glossop Jobcentre Plus
  • August 2018 - Bolsover Jobcentre Plus, Shirebrook Jobcentre Plus, Swadlincote Jobcentre Plus.

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

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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