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  • Benefit Changes Timetable

    This guide will provide information on the Benefit Changes Timetable.

  • 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...

  • Universal Credit (UC)

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

  • 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 existing means-tested benefits:Income SupportIncome-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)Housing BenefitChild Tax Cr...

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

    From March, the usual requirement to look for work was temporarily suspended due to coronavirus. This suspension has now been lifted and you will be expected to look for work. If you claimed Universal Credit recently, you might not have a claimant commitment in place. A w...

  • 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...

  • Can I get a Discretionary Housing Payment?

    A Discretionary Housing Payment is for people in need of extra financial assistance on top of their Housing Benefit. You must be entitled to Housing Benefit or the Housing Costs element of Universal Credit to apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment. Your local authority wil...

  • 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...

  • How do I claim Universal Credit (UC)?

    You can start a claim for Universal Credit on the Apply for Universal Credit page of the Gov. UK website In most cases, you have to claim Universal Credit online. For more information about making an online claim, read our guide on how to claim Universal Credit If you hav...

  • Can I get Universal Credit (UC)?

    Whether you can claim Universal Credit depends on your personal circumstances. If you are receiving any legacy benefits, you will lose these if you claim Universal Credit, and will not be able to go back on them. To claim Universal Credit you must: Be 18 or over (some under 1...