08th February 2018
Universal Credit has been implemented in the following areas:
Universal Credit will replace 6 benefits on the current system. These are:
Income based Jobseekers Allowance
Income related Employment and Support Allowance
Child Tax Credit
Working Tax Credit
Universal Credit initially will be for new claimants to the benefits system and for people who have a significant change of circumstances.
These are highlighted below:
It is important that if you have to make a claim for Universal Credit that you contact your Housing Officer ASAP to confirm how much your rent charge is as you will need this for the application. If the incorrect figure is submitted it could possibly hold up your claim.
If you have any questions you can get help by contacting your Housing Officer or Sandra McCoubrey on 02890427211 or 02871360015
You can also avail of free, independent advice from the Welfare Changes Helpline on 0808 802 0020.
For the most up-to-date information, go to Department for Communities