Key announcements

Our council tax and benefits online systems and forms may be unavailable on Saturday 21 May between 8am and 2pm due to planned maintenance. Details of how to offer support to Ukraine residents fleeing war, and where to find information and advice are on our City of Sanctuary webpage

What is universal credit

Universal Credit is administered by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and not Birmingham City Council.

If you have a partner, there will be one monthly payment for both of you.

If you have any other adults living with you who are entitled to benefit they may claim in their own right, but a deduction could be made from your payment for each adult, if applicable..

You will not be able to claim help with your Council Tax within Universal Credit and instead will still need to apply for council tax support separately.

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