Universal credit – coming to a jobcentre near you!

Universal credit – coming to a jobcentre near you!

The Department for Work and Pensions has released the launch dates for the roll-out of universal credit in all local authorities. This will initially apply to single claimants only with couples and single parents being brought in at a later date.

Universal credit roll-out dates in Scotland

Universal credit roll-out dates by local authority (single parents come under the families category).

Data accurate as of 17 February 2015.

Local AuthoritySingle PeopleCouplesFamilies
Aberdeen CitySep - Nov 2015
Aberdeenshire25 May 2015
AngusDec 2015 - Apr 2016
Argyll & ButeDec 2015 - Apr 2016
Clackmannanshire25 May 2015
Dumfries & Galloway27 Apr 2015
DundeeSep - Nov 2015
East AyrshireDec 2015 - Apr 2016
East DunbartonshireDec 2015 - Apr 2016
East Lothian27 Apr 2015
East RenfrewshireDec 2015 - Apr 2016
City of Edinburgh09 Mar 2015
Eilean Siar (Western Isles)11 May 2015
Falkirk25 May 2015
FifeDec 2015 - Apr 2016
Glasgow City08 Jun 2015
Highland (area covered by
Inverness Jobcentre Plus)
LiveLiveLive
Highland (areas not covered
by Inverness Jobcentre Plus)
16 Feb 2015
InverclydeSep - Nov 2015
Midlothian27 Apr 2015
MoraySep - Nov 2015
North Ayrshire27 Apr 2015
North Lanarkshire09 Mar 2015
Orkney Islands11 May 2015
Perth & KinrossDec 2015 - Apr 2016
Renfrewshire22 Jun 2015
Scottish Borders27 Apr 2015
Shetland Islands11 May 2015
South AyrshireSep - Nov 2015
South LanarkshireSep - Nov 2015
Stirling25 May 2015
West Dunbartonshire09 Mar 2015
West LothianSep - Nov 2015

For more information about claiming Universal Credit in your area call our freephone helpline on 0808 801 0323.

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