Universal Credit comes to Glasgow

Universal Credit comes to Glasgow

From 19 September 2018 universal credit arrives in some parts of Glasgow. This will only affect you If you need to make a new claim for benefits or have a change in your circumstances.

Please note this is only for families with 1 or 2 children at the moment.

A change of circumstances could include your child turning 5. If you are worried about a change in your household and how it might affect your payments call the Lone Parent Helpline on 0808 801 0323.

The jobcentres affected this month are:

  • Govan – 19th September
  • Laurieston – 26th September
  • Newlands – 26th September

The rest of Glasgow will become a full service area between October and December 2018. Existing benefit claimants will be moved over (migrated) to UC from 2019 onwards.

See the table below for the dates where you live. If your area isn’t on the table you are already in a full universal credit area.

If you have any questions about universal credit please call the Lone Parent Helpline on 0808 801 0323, or see our universal credit advice guide for more details.

DateJobcentres in
September 2018Argyll and Bute
East Renfrewshire
Eilean Siar
Glasgow (part) Govan, Laurieston & Newlands
Orkney Islands
Shetland Islands
October 2018Aberdeen City
Glasgow (part) Partick & Springburn
West Dunbartonshire
November 2018City of Edinburgh
December 2018Glasgow City: Castlemilk, Drumchapel & Shettleston

See our Universal Credit updates to help you with changes to your benefits.

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