Barwell Parish Council

Serving the people of Barwell

Are you eligible to claim Universal Credit ?

Are you eligible to claim Universal Credit ?

Due to the impact of Coronavirus over 5.5 million people are claiming Universal Credit. Many of them are new to claiming Universal Credit having been negatively impacted by Coronavirus. Universal Credit is a payment to help with your living costs.

You may be able to get Universal Credit if:

  • you're on a low income or out of work
  • you're 18 or over (there are some exceptions if you're 16 to 17)
  • you're under State Pension age (or your partner is)
  • you and your partner have £16,000 or less in savings between you
  • you live in the UK

The number of children you have does not affect your eligibility for Universal Credit, but it may affect how much you get.

How much Universal Credit you get will depend on your earnings. To find out more please visit:

Posted: Tue, 16 Feb 2021 09:43 by Deputy Clerk

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