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The Welfare Reform Herefordshire Housing

Last Updated 17th June 2018

Universal Credit is the benefit that is replacing the 6 existing separate benefits

Housing Benefit, JSA, Income Support, ESA, Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit

It is currently only single jobseekers that are eligible to claim UC in Herefordshire

Click here to visit Herefordshire Housing – Universal Credit


About Universal Credit Gov UK

Last Updated 26th October 2018

You may be able to claim Universal Credit instead of certain benefits

Universal Credit is being introduced in stages

Whether you can claim depends on where you live and your personal circumstances

Click here to visit Gov.UK – About Universal Credit


Universal Credit explained The Money Advice Service

Last Updated 26th October 2018

Universal Credit is a new type of benefit designed to support people on a low income or out of work

It will replace six existing benefits and is currently being rolled out across the UK

The new system is based on a single monthly payment, transferred directly into a bank account

Click here to visit Money Advice Service – Universal Credit explained


Changes That Affect Tax Credits Gov UK

Last Updated 26th October 2018

Your tax credits could go up, down or stop if there are changes in your family or work life

You could be fined up to £300 if you don’t report a change within 30 days

Find out what changes affect tax credits and how long you have to inform the Tax Credit Office

Click here to visit Gov.UK – Changes that affect Tax Credits


Challenge your DWP benefit decision

Last Updated 26th October 2018

If you’re already getting a Department for Work and Pensions benefit your circumstances may change.

This can affect your entitlement to the benefit or how much money you get.

You are responsible for telling the DWP that your circumstances have changed

Click here to visit Citizens Advice – Change your DWP benefit decision