What does a Universal Credit payment include?

Given the restriction measures currently in place due to coronavirus, some rules around claiming and assessments for benefits have been changed or relaxed in the short term. Please check our Coronavirus (Covid-19): Welfare and benefits section to ensure you are getting the most up to date information or call the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999, from 8am to 8pm weekdays or 9am to 1pm Saturdays.

The amount of Universal Credit you receive depends on your circumstances. The DWP will pay you a standard allowance plus any additional elements that apply. These additional elements include:

  • Child element
  • Disabled child addition
  • Childcare element
  • Carer element
  • Limited capability for work element
  • Housing element

Further information on these elements can be found on RNIB's Universal Credit web page.

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