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Universal Credit (UC) timetable - Universal Credit (UC) roll-out 2018

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Universal Credit (UC) roll-out 2018

Full Digital Service Areas

Universal Credit is being rolled out in full digital service areas. Full digital service areas are gradually replacing live service areas. Claimants on Universal Credit in a live service area will be transferred onto the full digital service when their area goes digital. New claims for Universal Credit will only be accepted in full digital service areas in 2018.

Anyone in a full digital service area who is working age can start a claim for Universal Credit, as long as they don't have three or more children. Anyone with three or more children who is already on Universal Credit will stay on Universal Credit, rather than be transferred to other benefits or tax credits. Families with three or more children will be able to start Universal Credit claims from November 2018 onwards.

The government expects the national roll-out of the full digital service to be completed by September 2018. The government plans to start transferring people who are still on existing benefits or tax credits onto Universal Credit from July 2019. They plan to complete this process by March 2022.

Below we list when a job centre starts to take claims under the full digital service.  Some job centres will phase in their full digital service, and won't be including all their postcodes immediately.  To find out if you live in a full digital service area enter your postcode on the Universal Credit Info website.

January 2018

In Northern Ireland: Strabane and Lisnagelvin, 

February 2018

In England, Scotland, Wales: Accrington, Ayr, Blackburn, Brixton, Cardiff Alex House, Cardiff Charles Street, Clapham Common, Coalville, Girvan, Gloucester.

In Northern Ireland: Foyle, Armagh, Omagh and Enniskillen

March 2018

In England, Scotland, Wales: Acton, Ashton-under-Lyne, Barking, Ealing, Falkirk, Grangemouth, Hyde, Lincoln, Maesteg, Palmers Green.

In Northern Ireland: Dungannon and Portadown.

April 2018

In England, Scotland,Wales: Airdrie, Ashton in Makerfield, Bellshill, Cumbernauld, Ipswich, Leigh, Motherwell, Rhyl, Slough, South Bucks District Council, Wigan.

In Northern Ireland: Banbridge and Lurgan.

May 2018

In England, Scotland, Wales: Annan, Basingstoke, Barnet, Bathgate, Bodmin, Bracknell, Bracknell Forest, Bridgnorth, Chatham, Diss,  Dumfries, Edmonton, Folkestone, Gravesend, Gravesham, Hendon, Heywood, Huyton, Jarrow, Kirkby, Killingworth, Livingston, Maidenhead, Market Drayton, Middleton, Newark, Newquay, North Shields, Oswestry, Rochdale, Rushden, Scarborough, Selby, Sevenoaks, Shrewsbury, South Shields, Stanraer, St Austell, Stowmarket, Truro, Wallsend, Walthamstow, Whitby, Whitchurch, Wokingham.

In Northern Ireland: Kilkeel, Downpatrick, Newry, Bangor, Newtownards, Holywood Road, Knockbreda, Newtownabbey and Shankill.

June 2018

In England, Scotland, Wales: Abergavenny, Alfreton, Amlwch, Ammanford, Ashford, Banff, Barnsbury, Bedminster, Belper, Bishopsworth, Blaby, Blairgowrie, Buckie, Bradford Eastbrook Court, Caldicott, Chepstow, Chester le Street, Bradford Westfield House, Bridgend, Bristol Temple St, Carmarthen, Colwyn Bay, Cornwall, Crawley, Darlington, Dereham, Durham, Elgin, Eyemouth, Finsbury Park, Forres, Fraserburgh, Galashiels, Hanley, Hawick, Haywards Heath, Heanor, Helston, Hereford, Holyhead, Horsham, Isles of Scilly, Keighley, Kingston, Leicester Charles St, Leicester City, Leicester New Walk, Leicester Wellington St, Leominster, Llanelli, Llandudno, Llangefni, Longton, Marylebone, Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Sussex, Newton Aycliffe, Oadby & Wigston, Penryn, Penzance, Peterhead, Perth, Porthcawl, Redbridge, Redruth, Romford, Ross on Wye, Skegness, Spennymoor, Twickenham

In Northern Ireland: Corporation Street, Falls, Andersontown, Shaftesbury Square, Lisburn and Larne.

July 2018

In England, Scotland,Wales: Abertillery, Andover, Bangor, Barnstaple, Barrow, Beverley, Bideford, Billingham, Bognor, Bridlington, Bromley, Bury, Canning Town, Canterbury, Canvey, Carlisle, Cheetham Hill, Chichester, Chorley, Clacton, Colchester, Coventy Cofa Court, Dartford, Dartford, Derby City, Dinnington, Dolgellau, Ebbw Vale, Forest Hill, Goole, Harrow, Harwich, Hessle, Honiton, Houghton le Spring, Leyland, Littlehampton, Loughborough, Maltby, Middlesborough  , Middlesborough East, Penrith, Porthmadog, Preston, Prestwich, Pwllheli, Rayleigh, Rotherham, Southwick, Spalding, St Helens, Staveley, Stockton, Stratford, Sunderland, Thornaby, Tiverton, Washington, Winchester, Worthing, Worthing, Wythenshawe.

In Northern Ireland: Carrickfergus, Antrim and Ballymena.

August 2018

In England, Scotland, Wales: N/A

In Northern Ireland: Cookstown, Ballynahinch and Newcastle.

September 2018

In England, Scotland, Wales: Aberystwyth, Atherstone, Aylesbury, Bargoed, Barrhead, Belle Vale, Blackwood, Boston, Brixham, Bromsgrove, Buxton, Caerphilly, Campbeltown, Cardigan, Chesham, Cosham, Dunoon, Eccles, Ely, Exeter, Exeter, Gainsborough, Garston, Glossop, Glossop, Govan, Haverfordwest, Helensborough, High Wycombe, Horfield, Horfield, Hythe, Irlam, Johnstone, Kendal, Kirkwall, Laurieston, Lerwick, Lewes, Louth, Lymington, Malvern, Mansfield, Matlock, Miford Haven, Newhaven, Newlands, Newport, Newton Abbot, Oban, Paisley, Pembroke Dock, Portsmouth, Renfrew, Ringwood, Rothesay, Salford, Shirehampton, Stornoway, Thetford, Torquay, Totnes, Wandsworth, Wisbech, Worsley.

October 2018

In England, Scotland, Wales: Aberdeen, Aldershot, Alton, Barry, Bexleyheath, Bordon, Brecon, Brownhills, Bulwell, Cambridge, Clydebank, Cromer, Dumbarton, Epsom, Farnborough, Felixstowe, Guildford, Guisley, Hackney, Hayes, Hertford, High Riggs, Hoxton, Huntingdon, Kettering, Kingswood, Leamington Spa, Leeds Park Place, Leeds Southern House, Leiston, Leith, Letchworth, Llandrindod Wells, Luton, Machynlleth, Morley, Newtown, Norwich, Norwich, Nottingham Central, Nottingham Loxley House, Partick, Penarth, Pudsey, Redhill, Redhill, Ryde, Seacroft, Springburn, Stevenage, Tottenham, Uxbridge, Uxbridge, Walsall Bayard House, Walsall Bridle Court, Welshpool, Wester Hailes, Willenhall, Woking, Wood Green, Woodbridge, Woolwich, Worcester, Yate, Ystradgynlais.

November 2018

In England, Scotland, Wales: Aberdare, Arnold, Ashfield, Ashington, Beeston, Berwick, Biggleswade, Bolton Blackhorse St, Bolton Great Moor St, Burton, Caernarfon, Camberley, Cannock, Castleford, Chapeltown, Clitheroe, Cramlington, Eston, Evesham, Fareham, Gosport, Guisborough, Harlesdon, Havant, Hemsworth, Kidderminster, Kings Lynn, Leighton Buzzard, Llantrisant, Loftus, Maidstone, Morpeth, Nelson, Northampton, Oldbury, Pontefract, Pontypridd, Porth, Rawtenstall, Redcar, Sheffield Bailey Court, Sheffield Cavendish Court, Shirebrook, Sleaford, Smethwick, Stafford, Staines, Staines, Staines, Stockport, Swadlincote, Telford, Tipton, Tonbridge, Tonypandy, Toxteth, Treorchy, Wakefield, Wellingborough, West Bromwich, Weybridge, Weybridge, Weybridge, Williamson Square.

December 2018

In England, Scotland, Wales: Alnwick, Bedlington, Blackpool, Blyth, Borehamwood, Castlemilk, Chelmsford, Drumchapel, Everton, Fakenham, Fleetwood, Hemel Hempstead, Hexham, Hull Britannia House, Kentish Town, Kidsgrove, Loughton, Mildenhall, Milton Keynes, Newcastle Under Lyme, Newmarket, North Kensington, North Walsham, Sheffield Hillsborough, Sheffield Woodhouse, Shettleston, St Annes, Wembley, West Derby.

 

Updated December 2017

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