Universal Credit

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Benefit CapInformation explaining how the benefit cap works, who is affetced and what you can do if it applies to youFind out more...
Discretionary Housing PaymentInformation about Discretionary Housing Payment and how to claim thisFind out more...
Housing Benefit and Universal Credit Housing Cost RestrictionsInformaiton about Local Housing Allowance and rent restrictions for people who are under 35Find out more...
Housing Costs under Universal Credit if you live in rented AccommodationInformation about how you will get help with your rent when you claim Universal CreditFind out more...
Overpayments of Universal Credit, Contributory Employment Support Allowance and Contributory Job Seekers AllowanceAn explanation of the rules which will apply to Universal Credit, Contributory Job Seeker's Allowance and Contributory Employment and Support Allowance and how overpayments will be recoveredFind out more...
Pension Credit Changes and Universal CreditWho can claim Pension Credit? At the moment you can claim Pension Credit as soon as you reach the pension age for a woman. These dates are available from theĀ Age UK website If you are in a couple you can claim Pension Credit as soon as the oldest member of the couple reaches this age. […]Find out more...
Two Child RestrictionThis article explains the new two child policy introduced from April 2017Find out more...
Universal Credit and Alternative Payment ArrangementsInformation about how Universal Credit is paid and what options you have if this is causing you or your family difficulties or if you get into rent arrears because of thisFind out more...
Universal Credit and VulnerabilityDetails of who can be treated as vulnerable when claiming Universal Credit, why this is iimportant and how to let them know that you are vulnerableFind out more...
Where to get adviceInformation about where to get face to face advice on benefits and financial issuesFind out more...