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  • Benefit Changes Timetable

    Planned changes to the benefits system. This guide is updated every two months.

  • Universal Credit (UC)

    Universal Credit is a means-tested benefit for people of working-age who are on a low income.

  • Benefit Changes Timetable 2021

    Please note that information about some of these changes may be limited at present and also subject to further change. Although some will happen quickly, others may be introduced gradually over several years. If you are worried about how you may be affected, you should discus...

  • What is Universal Credit (UC)?

    Universal Credit is a means-tested benefit for people of working age who are on a low income. It replaces six means-tested benefits:Income SupportIncome-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)Housing BenefitChild Tax CreditWorki...

  • How do I challenge a Universal Credit (UC) decision?

    If you think the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has used the wrong amount of income to decide how much Universal Credit to award you, you might need to raise what is called a Real Time Earnings (RTI) dispute. You can ask for this by leaving a note on your journal....

  • What activities will I have to do when claiming Universal Credit?

    The jobcentre might expect you to do certain things in order to receive Universal Credit. This is called your ‘claimant commitment’. What you are expected to do will depend on your circumstances, such as your health, your caring responsibilities and whether or not you are...

  • Benefit Changes Timetable 2020

    Please note that information about some of these changes may be limited at present and also subject to further change. Although some will happen quickly, others may be introduced gradually over several years. If you are worried about how you may be affected, you should discus...

  • Benefits Changes Timetable 2024

    Please note that information about some of these changes may be limited at present and also subject to further change. Although some will happen quickly, others may be introduced gradually over several years. DWP intends to have moved all recipients of legacy benefits to Univ...

  • Benefits Changes Timetable 2023

    Please note that information about some of these changes may be limited at present and also subject to further change. Although some will happen quickly, others may be introduced gradually over several years. If you are worried about how you may be affected, you should discus...

  • Benefit Changes Timetable 2019

    Please note that information about some of these changes may be limited at present and also subject to further change. Although some will happen quickly, others may be introduced gradually over several years. If you are worried about how you may be affected you should discuss...