Universal Credit

 

Universal Credit is here

For people of working age, Universal Credit is a new benefit that replaces six existing benefits:

  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Income-Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit

The biggest changes are that you will receive one monthly payment direct into your bank account, and your Housing Benefit will no longer be paid directly to us; it will be paid straight to you. This means that you will be responsible for making sure your rent is paid on time.

For a lot of people Universal Credit means a big change to how you receive and manage your money, so it’s good to be ready for this ahead of time.  There is a lot of support available from Southern Housing Group to help you manage this change, find out how we can help below.

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