It’s coming. It’s getting closer. If you’re under pension age and hasn’t got to you yet, just wait: it will find you…
If you’ve clicked on this link, you presumably know that there is something called Universal Credit, but that may be all you know.
These pages will introduce you to Universal Credit and explain how it may affect you.
But first, here are some key details…
The last three blobs are likely to cause a lot of problems for a lot of people. A month is a long time. At the end of that month you might have run out of money, and even got into debt. But when that payment comes, you'll have to make sure that your landlord gets what they're due, or you'll end up falling behind with your rent. And what if you are going to have trouble claiming online?
Fortunately there is some flexibility. You'll notice that in each of the last three blobs I've included the word 'normally'. This is important.
I have included an extra page with more details about the extra support that should be available for people who are struggling with the way that Universal Credit works: click on this link if you want to know more.
Otherwise, choose one of the options below and click on it for more information about how Universal Credit works. At the moment I only have two options to choose from. However I’ll be adding information for couples, people with children, carers, and people already in part-time work, soon.
- ‘I’m single, have no children and have to look for work’
- ‘I'm single, have no children, and am not fit for work’