UC and other Benefits
If you’re moving to Universal Credit from other benefits
You can’t claim Universal Credit if you’re getting, or recently stopped getting, a benefit with a severe disability premium (SDP). You might get an SDP with:
income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
income-related Employment and Support Allowance
If you’re getting one of these benefits, check your award letter to see if you’re getting an SDP.
If you recently stopped getting a benefit with an SDP, check if you’re still eligible for the SDP on GOV.UK. If you’re still eligible, you can’t claim Universal Credit for a month after your benefit stopped.
If you can’t claim Universal Credit, check what other benefits you can get.
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Do you need advice on your energy costs?
Scope’s Disability Energy Support service is open to any disabled household in England or Wales in which one or more disabled people live. You can get free advice from an expert adviser on managing energy debt, switching tariffs, contacting your supplier and more. Find out more information by visiting our
Disability Energy Support webpage.