Universal Credit

Universal Credit (full service) started in the Cheltenham area on 6 December 2017

Universal Credit is a new benefit for working age people who are on a low income or out of work. It replaces six existing benefits.

Full service Universal Credit started in the Cheltenham area on 6 December 2017 for postcodes which start with GL50 and GL51 and 17 January 2018 for postcodes which start with GL52 and GL53.

Find out more about Universal Credit.

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