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 […]

New Style Employment and Support Allowance

What is New Style Employment and Support Allowance? There are 2 types of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) – Contributory ESA and Income Related ESA which is means-tested. Contributory ESA is renamed New Style ESA when new claims are made after the full roll out stage of Universal Credit (UC) is reached. The rules for […]

Council Tax Support for people in receipt of Universal Credit

What is happening to Council Tax Support?   People who are getting Universal Credit  still need to make a separate claim for Council Tax Support. All local authorities are reporting a reduced level of take up among people who are in receipt of Universal Credit. It appears that claimants are either assuming their Universal Credit […]

Where to get advice

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

Universal Credit Sanctions

Information about how sanctions are applied if you get Universal Credit and what you can do if your Universal Credit is sanctioned