Are you claiming Income Based Jobseekers Allowance, Housing Benefit or Working Tax Credit?
Universal Credit is being gradually introduced from 2015 for people who are of working age, looking for work or in work with low incomes. It is intended to simplify the current benefit and tax credit system for people.
Therefore, from 13 April claimants who are single and of working age will no longer be able to claims JobSeekers Allowance.
It is important to note that the rent within Universal Credit will be paid to the claimant one month in arrears and they will now be responsible for sending Havebury their payment.
For further information please look on our detailed Universal Credit – It’s Here leaflet. Alternatively contact your local Jobcentre Plus or telephone 0345 600 0723.
If you are SINGLE and make a NEW claim for any of these benefits, YOU MAY be affected by Universal Credit in 2015 and if so, YOU WILL be responsible for paying your rent directly to us.
Please also be aware that if you are SINGLE, in receipt of