Universal Credit is a new benefit for people aged between 16 and 64. It can be paid to people who are out of work and to those who are in employment. It is replacing most of the existing means-tested benefits for people of working age with a single monthly payment.
The charity Contact have produced an essential guide to Universal Credit (and what it means for families with disabled children). Download it here (PDF 203KB).
Universal Credit is still being rolled out across the UK. Click here to apply online.