How much is universal credit for a couple?
Standard allowanceYour circumstancesMonthly standard allowanceSingle and under 25£342.72Single and 25 or over£409.89In a couple and you’re both under 25£488.59 (for you both)In a couple and either of you are 25 or over£594.04 (for you both).
Are couples entitled to universal credit?
If you live as a couple, you may be entitled to claim Universal Credit. This means you would receive a single monthly payment for your household. You may even be asked to claim Universal Credit as a couple if you live in the same household and are married, civil partners or live together as if you are married.
What is the maximum income for universal credit?
Universal Credit then takes into account any: earned income. savings and capital between £6,000 and £16,000 (if above £16,000 you will not be eligible for Universal Credit)
How much savings can you have as a couple on universal credit?
If you have capital/ savings over £16,000 as a single claimant or as a couple you will not be entitled to Universal Credit. Some capital can be ignored when working out if you are entitled to Universal Credit.
What can I get free on universal credit?
Discounts and freebies you can get if you’re on Universal Credit or benefitsApply for a council tax discount. … Nab discounted BT broadband. … Check for free school transport. … Up to £500 if you’re pregnant. … Apply for free school meals. … Get half price bus or rail fares. … Check if you can get Healthy Start food vouchers.More items…•
How much rent will universal credit pay?
If you pay rent to a local authority, council or housing association you will get your full rent as part of your Universal Credit payment. This will be reduced by 14% if you have one spare bedroom, or 25% if you have 2 or more spare bedrooms.