Are you ready for Universal Credit? Changes Coming Up...
If you’re on a low income and receiving benefits, Universal Credit will mean a big change to how you receive the money, which means you may need help managing and keeping track of your cash.
Universal Credit sees many of the current benefits and tax credits replaced by a single monthly payment. Anyone receiving Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support, Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit and Housing Benefit will gradually be moved onto the new system. The new system is being introduced in stages. Whether you can claim depends on where you live and your personal circumstances.
For top tips on how to manage the move on to monthly benefit payments and keep on track see the Money Advice Service's Blog pages