Universal Credit is being rolled out slowly throughout Britain.
It has been available to some of Gwynedd’s residents since 26 October 2015.
If you’re already receiving one of the 6 benefits named above, you don’t need to do anything yet, but if your circumstances change you may be invited to make a claim for Universal Credit.
From 26 October 2015 to April 2018, when the Full Universal Credit Service is being introduced in Gwynedd, only claimants who comply with very limited eligibility conditions are able to claim Universal Credit.
In brief, you must be:
- fit for work
- have no children or other dependants
- be aged between 18 and 60 years and 6 months old.
For more information about making a claim, and a complete list of who is eligible to make a claim, go to the government’s website.