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Jobcentre areas where you can claim Universal Credit

Universal Credit is being introduced in stages. You may be able to claim Universal Credit if you live in certain parts of the UK.

You may be able to claim Universal Credit if you live in a jobcentre area listed below. Further jobcentre areas will be added to this list as Universal Credit expands.

You can also use our Universal Credit map to see areas where you can claim or when an area is due to go live.

If you are not able to claim Universal Credit yet you may be able to claim Jobseeker’s Allowance or other benefits.

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Latest updates

The tables below were last updated on 1 February 2016 with the following areas added:

  • Guiseley
  • Hanley
  • Harlow
  • Hertford
  • Leeds, Eastgate
  • Leeds, Park Place
  • Leeds, Southern House
  • Letchworth
  • Longton
  • Loughton
  • Morley
  • Pudsey
  • Rayleigh
  • Seacroft
  • Stevenage

Jobcentre areas where you can claim Universal Credit, beginning A – C

If you live with your partner, or have children, you will only be able to claim Universal Credit if you live in a jobcentre area that is marked with an asterisk (*).

Jobcentre areas
Aberdeen Ebury House
Abergavnny
Abertillery
Aberystwyth
Abingdon
Accrington*
Acton
Aintree*
Airdrie
Alexandra Park, Manchester*
Alexandria
Alfreton
Alloa
Altrincham*
Amlwch (new claims taken at Llangefni)
Ammanford
Andover
Annan
Anniesland, Glasgow
Arnold
Ashford
Ashton-in-Makerfield*
Ashton-under-Lyne*
Atherstone
Atherton*
Aylesbury
Ayre
Banbury
Banff
Bangor
Bargoed
Barking
Barnet
Barnsbury
Barnsley
Barrow-in-Furness*
Barton-upon-Humber
Basildon
Bath*
Bathgate
Batley
Beccles
Bedford
Bedminster
Bedworth
Beeston
Belle Vale, Liverpool*
Bellshill
Belper
Beverley
Bexhill
Bideford
Billingham
Birkenhead*
Birmingham City
Birmingham South West
Bishop Auckland
Bishopsworth
Blackburn*
Blackpool North*
Blackpool South*
Blackwood
Blandford
Blaydon
Bodmin
Bognor Regis
Bolsover
Bolton Black Horse Street*
Bolton Great Moor Street*
Bootle*
Borehamwood
Boston
Bournemouth
Bracknell
Bradford Eastbrook Court
Bradford Westfield House
Braintree
Brecon
Brentwood
Bridlington
Bridgend
Bridgeton, Glasgow
Bridgnorth
Bridgwater
Bridport
Brighouse
Brighton
Bristol Central
Brixham
Broad Street, Birmingham
Bromborough*
Bromley
Bromsgrove
Brownhills
Broxburn
Buckie
Bude
Burnley*
Burton upon Trent
Bury*
Bury St Edmunds
Buxton
Caernarfon
Caerphilly
Caldicot
Cambuslang
Cannock
Canterbury
Canvey Island
Cardiff Alexandra House
Cardiff Charles Street
Cardigan
Carlisle*
Carmarthen
Castlemilk, Glasgow
Chatham
Cheetham Hill*
Chelmsford
Chelmsley Wood
Cheltenham
Chepstow
Chesham
Chester*
Chesterfield
Chester-le-Street
Chichester
Chippenham
Chorley*
Chorlton*
Cinderford
Cirencester
City Tower, London
Clacton
Clay Cross
Clevedon
Clitheroe*
Clydebank
Coalville
Colchester
Coleford
Colne*
Colwyn Bay
Congleton*
Consett
Corby
Coventry Tile Hill
Coventry Cofa Court
Crawley
Crewe*
Cromer
Crook
Crosby*
Cumbernauld
Cwmbran

Jobcentre areas where you can claim Universal Credit, beginning D – K

If you live with your partner, or have children, you will only be able to claim Universal Credit if you live in a jobcentre area that is marked with an asterisk (*).

Jobcentre areas
Dagenham
Dalkeith
Darlington
Dartford
Darwen*
Daventry
Derby, Normanton Road
Derby, Forester House
Dereham
Devizes
Devonport
Dewsbury
Didcot
Didsbury*
Dingwall
Dinnington
Diss
Dolgellau
Doncaster
Dover
Drumchapel, Glasgow
Dudley
Dumbarton
Dumfries
Dundee Wellgate
Durham
Ealing
Eastbourne
Easterhouse, Glasgow
Eastleigh
East Kilbride
Easton, Bristol
Ebbw Vale
Eccles*
Edge Hill, Liverpool*
Edgware
Edinburgh City
Edmonton
Elgin
Ellesmere Port*
Eltham
Enfield
Erdington
Eversham
Everton*
Exeter
Eyemouth
Fakenham
Falkirk
Farnworth*
Felixstowe
Felling
Finchley
Finsbury Park
Fleetwood*
Flint
Folkestone
Forres
Fort William
Fraserburgh
Frome
Fulham
Gainsborough
Galashiels
Garston, Liverpool*
Gateshead
Girvan
Glossop
Gloucester
Goldthorpe
Goole
Gorseinon
Govan, Glasgow
Grangemouth
Grantham
Gravesend
Grays
Greenock
Grimsby
Guiseley
Halesowen
Halifax
Hamilton
Hammersmith*
Handsworth
Hanley
Harlesden
Harlow
Hartlepool
Harrogate*
Harrow
Harwich
Hastings
Hatfield
Haverfordwest
Haverhill
Hawick
Hayes
Haywards Heath
Heanor
Helston
Hemel Hempstead
Hendon
Hereford
Herne Bay
Hertford
Hessle
Heywood*
Hinckley
Highgate
High Riggs, Edinburgh
High Wycombe
Holyhead
Honiton
Horfield, Bristol
Horsham
Houghton-le-Spring
Hounslow
Hove
Hoylake*
Huddersfield
Huyton*
Hyde*
Hythe, Hampshire
Ilkeston
Immingham
Invergordon
Inverness*
Ipswich (including the MyGo youth employment centre)
Irlam*
Irvine
Johnstone
Keighley
Kendal*
Kettering
Kidderminster
Kidsgrove
Kilbirnie
Kilburn
Killingworth
Kings Heath
Kingston
Kingswood, Bristol
Kirkby*
Kirkintilloch
Kirkwall

Jobcentre areas where you can claim Universal Credit, beginning L – Q

If you live with your partner, or have children, you will only be able to claim Universal Credit if you live in a jobcentre area that is marked with an asterisk (*).

Jobcentre areas
Lanark
Lancaster*
Langside, Glasgow
Launceston
Laurieston, Glasgow
Leamington Spa
Leeds, Eastgate
Leeds, Park Place
Leeds, Southern House
Leicester, Charles Street
Leicester, New Walk
Leicester, Wellington Street
Leigh*
Leiston
Leith
Leominster
Lerwick
Letchworth
Lewes
Leyland*
Leytonstone
Lichfield
Lincoln Orchard Street
Liskeard
Littlehampton
Livingston
Llanddrindod Wells
Llandudno
Llaneli
Llangefni
Long Eaton
Longsight*
Longton
Loughborough
Loughton
Louth
Lowestoft
Lymington
Lytham St Anne’s*
Macclesfield*
Machynlleth
Madeley
Maesteg
Maidenhead
Maidstone
Maltby
Malvern
Mansfield Hill House
Margate
Market Drayton
Market Harborough
Maryhill, Glasgow
Matlock
Melton Mowbray
Merthyr Tydfil
Mexborough
Middleton*
Mildenhall
Milford Haven
Milton Keynes
Minehead
Mitcham
Mold
Morecambe*
Morley
Morriston
Motherwell
Musselburgh
Neath
Nelson*
Newark
Newbury
Newcastle City
Newcastle East
Newcastle West
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Newhaven
Newlands, Glasgow
Newmarket
Newport
Newport, Isle of Wight
Newquay
Newton Abbott
Newton Aycliffe
Newton Heath*
Newton-le-Willows*
Newtown
Norris Green, Liverpool*
North Kensington
North Shields
North Walsham
Northallerton
Northampton
Northwich*
Norwich
Nuneaton
Oldbury
Oldham*
Openshaw*
Ormskirk*
Oswestry
Oxford
Paisley
Palmers Green
Parkhead, Glasgow
Partick, Glasgow
Pembroke Dock
Penicuik
Penrith*
Penryn and Falmouth
Penzance
Perry Barr
Peterborough
Peterhead
Peterlee
Plymouth
Pontypool
Poole
Poplar
Porthcawl
Porthmadog
Portree
Port Glasgow
Port Talbot
Preston*
Prestwich*
Pudsey
Pwllheli
Pyle

Jobcentre areas where you can claim Universal Credit, beginning R – U

If you live with your partner, or have children, you will only be able to claim Universal Credit if you live in a jobcentre area that is marked with an asterisk (*).

Jobcentre areas
Ramsgate
Rawtenstall*
Rayleigh
Reading
Redditch
Redruth
Renfrew
Retford
Rhyl
Richmond
Ringwood
Rochdale*
Ross-on-Wye
Rotherham
Rugby*
Runcorn*
Rushden
Rusholme*
Rutherglen
Ryde
Ryedale
St Albans
St Austell
St Helens*
St Marylebone
Salford*
Salisbury
Saltcoats
Scarborough
Scunthorpe
Seacroft
Seaham
Selby
Selly Oak
Sheerness
Sheffield, Bailey Court
Sheffield, Cavendish Court
Sheffield, Chambers Court
Sheffield, Eastern Avenue
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Sheffield, Woodhouse
Shepherds Bush
Shettleston, Glasgow
Shipley
Shirebrook
Shirehampton, Bristol
Shotton*
Shrewsbury
Sittingbourne
Skegness
Skelmersdale*
Skipton
Sleaford
Slough
Smethwick
Solihull
Southall
Southampton
Southend
Southport*
Southwick
Spalding
Sparkhill
Spen Valley
Spennymoor
Springburn, Glasgow
Stafford
Stalybridge*
Stanley
Staveley, Chesterfield
Stirling
Stockport*
Stockton
Stornoway
Stourbridge
Stowmarket
Stranraer
Stratford-upon-Avon
Stretford*
Stevenage
Stroud
Sudbury
Sunderland
Sutton* ( available in certain postcode areas only )
Sutton Coldfield
Sutton in Ashfield
Swadlincote
Swansea
Swindon
Tamworth
Taunton
Telford
Tewkesbury
Thetford
Thornaby
Thorne
Tipton
Tiverton
Todmorden
Tonbridge
Torquay
Totnes
Toxteth*
Tredegar
Trowbridge
Truro
Tunbridge Wells
Twickenham
Upton*
Uxbridge

Jobcentre areas where you can claim Universal Credit, beginning V – Z

If you live with your partner, or have children, you will only be able to claim Universal Credit if you live in a jobcentre area that is marked with an asterisk (*).

Jobcentre areas
Wallasey*
Walsall Bayard House
Walsall Bridle Court
Wallsend
Waltham Cross
Walthamstow
Walthamstow Forest Road
Wandsworth
Warrington*
Washington
Washwood Heath
Watford
Wavertree*
Wellingborough
Wellington
Wells
Welshpool
Wembley
West Bromwich
West Derby, Liverpool*
Wester Hailes, Edinburgh
Westminster
Weston Super Mare
Weymouth
Wick
Whitby
Whitchurch
Whitehaven*
Whitley Bay
Whitstable
Widnes*
Wigan*
Willesden
Williamson Square, Liverpool*
Wilmslow*
Winchester
Winsford*
Winton
Witham
Witney
Wombwell
Woodbridge
Woolwich
Worcester
Workington*
Worksop
Worsley*
Worthing
Wrexham
Wythenshawe*
Yardley, Birmingham
Yate
Yeovil
York Monkgate
York Stonebow
Ystradgynlais

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