Universal Credit (UC) is the new benefit for working-age people who are on low income or out of work and claim benefits. It’s paid by the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) and replaces a number of benefits, including tax credits and housing benefit. Following the gradual roll-out nationally, Aylesbury Vale will become a ‘Full UC Service’ from 18 Sept 2018.
Residents who are currently claiming housing benefit, will be gradually moved to Universal Credit as and when their circumstances change. However, it will not affect everyone.
We want to ensure our residents who claim benefits are fully prepared when they are moved to Universal Credit, so over the coming months we’ll be providing lots of information for our residents, landlords and partners regarding how Universal Credit could affect them.
For more information on UC visit: https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit