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Universal Credit will change the way you receive your benefits.

The benefits below that you may currently receive are being replaced with a monthly payment to help with your living costs. Explore this site to find out how it will affect you and how you can prepare.

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Income Support

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Child Tax Credit

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Housing Benefit

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Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

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Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)

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Working Tax Credit

Although Universal Credit is different to what you’re used to it can be made easy if you follow these steps and get yourself prepared.

1. Getting yourself a bank account

Your Bank

2. Applying online for Universal Credit

Getting Online

3. Budgeting your monthly payments

Living Costs

The Latest News on Universal Credit

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31st October 2018

Are you a LIVE service Universal Credit claimant living in Rhondda Cynon Taff?

If you are you’ll soon be transferring over to FULL service. What does this mean? You’ll need to attend an appointment at the Jobcentre Plus between the 7th of November…
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24th September 2018

Universal Credit if you’re over 60

  Universal Credit will not affect you if you’ve reached state pension age. Use this useful tool to find out if you have or when you will reach state pension…
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4th July 2018

UC for Couples

UC for Couples Universal Credit (UC) will bring lots of different changes. If you believe you will be claiming UC as a couple, here is some information on the best…