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Living Costs

Whether you rent a property or pay a mortgage each month you’ve got a responsibility and legal obligation to make the payments on time.

With Universal Credit the current benefits you claim will be turned into one payment. To start with you may have to wait at least 5 weeks before you received your first payment

There’s no need to worry because there’s support and advice to help you out whether you rent or have a mortgage.

We also advise keeping track of your spending so you can make sure that you have enough money for all the essentials.

To help with this you can download the UC Made Easy budget tracker. It is easy to use and might help you keep tabs of where your money is going.