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.