How much is Universal Credit?
The Universal Credit payment is made up of a standard monthly amount, which is dependent on a person’s circumstances – such as whether the claim is for a single person or a couple, and whether the claimant or their partner are 25 or older, or not.
It may be that a claimant is also able to get certain additional amounts, depending on their situation.
For example, it may be that a person can get an extra amount if they have children, need help paying their rent, or have a disability or health condition which prevents them from working.
A Universal Credit recipient’s circumstances are assessed every month, and what a person is paid may change.