UNIVERSAL Credit is rolled out in the final three areas of Glasgow today.

the controversial benefit is introduced to Jobcentre claimants in Castlemilk, Drumchapel and Shettleston.

The DWP says the new benefit is “simplifying the system and revolutionising welfare by making work pay” but critics say it has led to increased debt, poverty, rent arrears and foodbank use wherever it is introduced.

Universal Credit replaces six benefits with one monthly payment for Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, Income support, Working and Child Tax Credit and Housing Benefit.

Rosie Lambert, Local Jobcentre Plus said: “Our staff are trained to support people throughout the claim process. We’d encourage anyone who needs extra help or information to come and talk to their work coach.”

The latest phase completes the roll out across Glasgow which began in September in Govan Jobcentre.