Universal Credit and Health Costs

People who receive means tested benefits are generally eligible for free help with: prescriptions vouchers for glasses or contact lenses sight tests NHS dental treatment hospital travel costs For people who are getting Universal Credit this assistance is available only to those who either have no earnings or have earnings of less than £435 net in […]

Universal Credit and Vulnerability

Details of who can be treated as vulnerable when claiming Universal Credit, why this is iimportant and how to let them know that you are vulnerable

Universal Credit for people previously claiming Employment and Support Allowance

How are people moved from ESA to UC People who live in Universal Credit (UC) full service areas should remain in receipt of Income Related Employment and Support Allowance until they are moved to Universal Credit under either Natural Migration or Managed Migration. Managed Migration is due to start in July 2019. Some people will […]

Universal Credit rules for dependent 19 year olds

The rules concerning payments for young people who remain in full time non advanced education are very different and less generous under Universal Credit  as they are under Child Tax Credit and Child Benefit. Child Benefit and Child Tax Credit for 19 year old dependants The rules for Child Benefit and Child Tax Credit state […]

Where to get advice

Information about where to get face to face advice on benefits and financial issues

Work Capability Reassessments

Work Capability Assessments are the process  used  in claims for Universal Credit (UC) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) to determine whether or not DWP accept that the disabled person is incapable of work and also to award them points to place them in the appropriate category if they are incapable of work. Work Capability […]