At present UC only applies to a very small amount of claimants in Wales, this changes soon.
Universal Credit will replace the following benefits:
- Housing Benefit
- Income Support
- Jobseekers Allowance (income based)
- Child Tax Credits
- Working Tax Credit
- Employment and Support Allowance (income related)
The dates for these changes are:
- Jul 2017 Torfaen
- Nov 2017 Newport
- Mar 2018 Monmouthshire
- Apr 2018 Blaenau Gwent
- Jun 2018 Powys
Universal Credit claims can be made online – If you need any help with the claim process or understanding Universal Credit our Money Advice Team can help. Universal Credit is paid calendar monthly, therefore if you have made a claim you will not receive any money for 5-6 weeks so please get in touch to see what help is on offer.
Please note that if you are invited to make a claim for Universal Credit with DWP (Department for Work & Pensions) you will be required to make a separate claim to receive help with your Council Tax direct to your local authority.