The map shows the areas where Universal Credit can be claimed by different claimant groups by the end of January 2018. Click on the map to view the relevant postcodes and start dates. Areas moving to Universal Credit (full service during Oct 2017-Jan 2018) are outlined in grey. )
UC live (or prototype) service closed to new claims at the end of December 2017. From 1 January 2018 new UC claims will only be possible in the full service areas (shown in pink on the map).
Note: claimants with three or more dependent children cannot new claim for Universal Credit - they will have to claim 'legacy' benefits instead - this will apply until 31 January 2019. Families with three or more children already on Universal Credit will remain on UC. UC in parts of North Kensington ( postcodes W8,W11, W10 5,W10 6 and W10 9 ) has been postponed until 12 December 2018. UC is also available in certain specified postcodes in Northern Ireland - these areas are not covered by this map.