Universal Credit

Universal Credit eligiblity

Application for Universal Credit has been available from the Northallerton Job Centre since the 16th February 2015. To be eligible for Universal Credit you must:-

  • have no dependent children or be paying maintenance via the Child Support Agency
  • be a British citizen and aged between 18 years and 60 years and six months
  • be fit for work and not be in receipt of Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Allowance or Carers' Allowance
  • not be pregnant, nor have given birth within the last 15 weeks
  • not be receiving Jobseekers' Allowance, Income Support, Employment and Support Allowance, Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disability Allowance nor awaiting decision for one or more of these benefits, nor appealing against a decision not to award one of these
  • not have savings in excess of £6,000
  • not have any caring responsibilities
  • not be self-employed, a company director, in education, nor have a person acting on your behalf over your claim.
  • have a valid bank, building society or Post Office account and National Insurance number
  • earn less than £330 a month as a single person or if part of a couple earn less than £330 per month if one person is working or £525 per month if both are working
  • not own your own home, be homeless or live in supported accommodation
  • Northallerton Jobcentre does not cover all of the households within the Council boundaries. If you live in the following areas and meet the above criteria you can apply for Universal Credit:

    • DL6
    • DL7
    • DL8 1xx
    • DL8 2xx
    • TS7 0xx
    • TS8 0xx
    • TS9 5xx
    • TS9 6xx
    • TS9 7xx
    • YO7
    • YO61 2xx
    • YO61 4xx

    Further information

    There is more information available for landlords about universal credit here.