Universal Credit is a means tested benefit, which means the amount you get depends on how much income and capital you've got. Capital means things like savings and some kinds of property.
Universal Credit is not taxable and will be paid monthly.
Universal Credit is a benefit for people of working age. This means you must be under the age when you can make a claim for Pension Credit.
You don't have to be out of work to get UC. You may be able to get it if you're working, looking for work, sick or disabled, or caring for children or a disabled person.
Who to contact
- GOV.UK website