Universal Credit is being rolled out in stages. When you need to apply will depend on where you live.
To check when Universal Credit is coming to where you live:
If you pay Council Tax, you may still claim Council Tax Support from your local council as it will not be included in Universal Credit.
You will still need to pay your Council Tax and claim and Council Tax Reductions separately.
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