Saturday, 25 November 2017

Universal Credit

Coming soon

"Universal Credit will replace the following benefits:
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Working Tax Credit
If you currently receive any of these benefits, you can’t claim Universal Credit at the same time.

Universal Credit is being introduced in stages across the UK. You don’t need to do anything until you hear from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) about moving to Universal Credit, unless you have a change in circumstances."


North Kesteven Rollout

"This new benefit for working age people is currently being rolled out across the North Kesteven area. The amount anyone gets depends on their circumstances and how much money they have coming in.

Single people claiming Jobseekers Allowance have been using this method since November 2015, but many people making a new claim for Jobseekers Allowance, Income Support, Housing Benefit, Employment Support Allowance, or Working/Child Tax Credits will move to Universal Credit throughout 2018.

At present, it is due to be rolled out by JobCentre area. This means NG23 postcodes moved over to Universal Credit in October as part of the Grantham rollout.

LN10, LN4, LN5 and LN6 postcodes will follow in March 2018; PE20 will move over in May, with the remaining postcodes following in June next year.

The Department of Work and Pensions will confirm dates with those eligible nearer the time."

Source: NK News [Nov 2017 - Feb 2018]

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