Do you receive Benefits? Read this!

Universal Credit - roll-out starts on 28th February!!

Universal Credit is a single monthly payment that will replace the six means tested benefits below:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment & Support Allowance
  • Working Tax Credits
  • Child Tax Credits
  • Housing Benefit

There are four key changes to which claimants will need to adapt:

  • A single monthly payment to the household
  • Paid monthly in arrears
  • Universal Credit Housing Cost Element (help for rent) paid directly to the claimant not the Landlord
  • Claims to be made and maintained online.
  • Paid into a bank account
  • Payments may be reduced or stopped through sanction

For more details click here

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