The Government has made changes to the benefits system. This means that the amount of benefit that many of you can claim has changed.
- In arrears, and can’t afford to pay your rent?
- Need advice on Welfare Benefits, or just unsure what you might be entitled to?
- Try our Benefits calculator, to see what you may be entitled to:
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Need help and would you like to talk to someone about your benefits, then simply call our Welfare benefits team on 0300 100 0303, or simply complete the form below, and we’ll get back to you.
Universal Credit is a new type of benefit designed to support people on a low income whether they are in or out of work. It will replace six existing benefits and is currently being rolled out across the UK. The new system is based on a single monthly payment made directly into a bank account. At present Universal Credit is only available to certain claimants in certain parts of the country.
What is Universal Credit?
Universal Credit is a single monthly benefit for people in or out of work; it rolls up and replaces six existing benefits.
Universal Credit replaces:
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Income Support
- Child Tax Credit
- Working Tax Credit
- Housing Benefit