Are you UC ready?

Published 28 November 2018

From today (Wednesday 28 November 2018) Universal Credit (UC) Full Service is being rolled out across the Wakefield district.

UC replaces six benefits with a single monthly payment similar to a monthly working wage.

The six benefits being replaced are:

  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Child Tax Credits
  • Working Tax Credits
  • Housing Benefit

From today, you will need to claim UC if you are making a new benefit claim and are of working age. You might also need to claim UC if your circumstances change.

Are you ready? It could take five weeks to receive your first payment so it’s important you act quickly when making your claim. Speed up the process by making sure you’re prepared now.

We’ve put together some handy guidance on how you can make sure you’re UC ready.

If you have any questions about UC or need support you can contact our Cash Wise Team on 01977 724651 or the DWP.

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