Universal Credit was rolled out across all jobcentres in Pembrokeshire on 5th September (and is coming to Carmarthenshire in December 2018) to replace new claims for the following benefits:
- Jobseekers Allowance (Income Based)
- Employment & Support Allowance (Income Related)
- Income Support
- Working Tax Credit
- Child Tax Credit
- Housing Benefit
So what’s different?
- Claims are made online.
- Your housing costs will be paid to you instead of direct to ateb. You will pay your rent to ateb every month when you receive your Universal Credit payment.
- You will need to make a claim for Council Tax Reduction separately.
More information is available online at www.gov.uk/universal-credit
Talk to your Money Solutions Team Clayton, Cheryl and Sharon for advice and support with making a claim, getting online and paying your rent.