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What you need to know
If you’re on a low income or currently unemployed, you may be eligible for Universal Credit. Universal Credit is a simpler, monthly payment that replaces and merges together other benefits such as Jobseeker’s Allowance, Housing Benefit, Employment and Support Allowance, Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit and Income Support.
Universal Credit recipients may be eligible to claim back up to 85% of their childcare costs. You or your partner (if you live together) will be working or have a valid job offer to be able to claim this benefit.
If you are eligible for Universal Credit
You could claim up to:
- £646 for one child
- £1,108 for 2 or more children
You can use one of gov.uk’s recommended calculators. Make sure you have the following information ready:
- Income, including your partner’s (from payslips, for example)
- Existing benefits and pensions (including anyone living with you)
- Outgoings (such as rent, mortgage, childcare payments)
- Council Tax bill
*Information on this page was accurate at the time of publishing. Please see the Government’s guidance on Universal Credit for more information.