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Prison and universal credit

16 April 2020

Your universal credit is affected if you are in prison. This factsheet describes how it can be affected if you or your partner are remanded in custody or serve a prison sentence. It provides information on what happens to your universal credit if you get a community-based sentence, and what happens when you are released from prison.

For information about prison and other benefits, see Prison and benefits.