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Universal Credit is available to those aged 16 or 17 in a limited number of circumstances.
To find out if you may be eligible to claim, read the full eligibility criteria for Universal Credit.
- If you have a limited capacity for work due to a health condition or disability, you may be able to claim New Style Employment and Support Allowance. Full eligibility criteria apply.
- If you are working, but are currently unable to work because you are sick, self-isolating or shielding due to coronavirus (COVID-19), or due to an illness or health condition unrelated to coronavirus, you may be eligible for Statutory Sick Pay. Find out more about Statutory Sick Pay.
- You answered for Step 1: “I am 16 or 17 years old”
The information you provide by using this Benefits Checker is not retained by the Department for Work and Pensions. The information you submit is only used to ensure that this tool provides you with the appropriate guidance.
You will not be asked for any personally identifying information by the Department for Work and Pensions, unless or until you submit a claim for a benefit via the GOV.UK website.
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