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