When does Universal Credit affect your area?



Until recently, Universal Credit only affected a small number of Isos residents in the North East, but now we’ve been told that when the new style of benefit will be ‘rolled out’ to more people across the region.

Universal Credit Money

If you’re not ready for the big change, please visit our Universal Credit advice page or call us – we can help!


February 2017

  • Newcastle (East) JobCentre Plus

March 2017

  • Newcastle (West) JobCentre Plus

October 2017

  • Durham (Peterlee and Seaham JCP)
  • Gateshead (Gateshead JCP)

November 2017

  • Gateshead (Blaydon JCP)

December 2017

  • Durham (Bishop Auckland, Consett, Crook, Stanley JCPs)

February 2018

  • North Tyneside (Killingworth, North Shields, Wallsend, Whitley Bay JCPs)
  • South Tyneside (Jarrow, South Shields JCPs)

March 2018

  • Darlington
  • Durham (Chester-le-Street, Durham, Newton Aycliffe, Spennymoor JCPs)

April 2018

  • Stockton (Stockton, Thornaby, Billingham JCPs)

May 2018

  • Carlisle
  • Sunderland (Houghton le Spring, Southwick, Sunderland, Washington JCPs)

July 2018

  • Northumberland (Ashington, Berwick, Cramlington, Morpeth JCPs)

September 2018

  • Northumberland (Alnwick, Bedlington, Blyth, Hexham JCPs)
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