Then you need to know about Universal Credit, it's coming in this year (2018).
Anyone making a new claim for:
- Income Support, the income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, or Employment and Support Allowance
- Housing Benefit
- Tax credits
Might need to claim Universal Credit (UC).
- UC will be paid monthly
- UC will pay your rent to you: you must pay your landlord
- UC will need you to set up and use an online account: you still need to claim any contribution-based benefits.
So, are you ready for UC?
Take this simple online test to see how ready you are: Universal Credit online test (http://ucpp.dwp.gov.uk/universal-credit-preparation/)
To find out lots more about UC visit: https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/categories/universal-credit
Or call the UC helpline on 0800 328 5644 or 0800 328 9344