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Universal Credit update

Posted: December 14, 2017

From 08.11.17 in Dundee and Angus Universal Credit replaces a range of working-age benefits with one single payment. This will be rolled out across all areas during 2018.

This will affect new claims and people who have a change in circumstances.

UC will replace these “Legacy Benefits”:

  • income-based jobseeker’s allowance
  • income-related employment and support allowance
  • income support
  • child tax credits
  • working tax credits
  • housing benefit

Eventually everyone who currently receives one of the benefits listed above, will be transferred to Universal Credit.

Universal Credit is paid monthly, in arrears, to one person in the household. You may wait 7 weeks to receive a payment.

An email address, access to a computer and internet is necessary as claims will require to be made and maintained online.

If you want to know more about Universal Credit please contact our Tenancy Sustainment Service  on 0300 123 2640.

A number of videos explaining Universal Credit are available here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Km4IXfVJB1n8SQUmkJD0Q