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To successfully claim Universal Credit you must:
- Be aged 18 and over, or in some certain situations 16 or 17 years olds are eligible
- Be under State Pension age
- Live in the UK and there are extra rules if you are not a British citizen
- Have less than £16,000 in savings.
If you live with a partner, their income level and savings will also be taken into account.
You may also get Universal Credit if you live with other people, but it may affect how much you receive.