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Universal Credit is a new benefit to support you if you're working and on a low
income or you're out of work. This page explains how Universal Credit is different
Your monthly Universal Credit payment will include the following elements also
called additions, which will replace the help you currently get from tax credits.
Get ready for the new single monthly payment which has started to replace six
If you live as a couple and you claim Universal Credit, you'll get a single monthly
payment for your household so you might need to make some changes to the ...
This page tells you more about claiming Universal Credit if you're self-employed.
If you're self-employed and already claiming certain benefits like Tax Credits or ...
You can't claim a Budgeting Advance if you're waiting for your first Universal
Credit payment, you'll have to claim a short-term advance if you're facing
Universal Credit is gradually replacing Employment and Support Allowance (ESA
) as the main benefit to claim if you can't work because of sickness or disability.
When Universal Credit comes in, you'll be responsible for paying your rent rather
than having it paid directly to your landlord. Even before then, you might have ...
To receive Universal Credit and other benefits, you'll need a bank or building
society account, or an account with an alternative provider like a credit union.
Some tenants being moved onto Universal Credit will not be used to managing
their own rent payments. And it might even be the first time they've used a bank ...
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