Posted: Mon 8th Jul 2013

What’s different about Universal Credit?

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Jul 8th, 2013

Universal Credit will be a single, monthly payment into a bank account. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Universal Credit will be paid in a different way to current benefits: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

  • it will be paid monthly into an account you choose
  • if you get help with your rent, this will be included in your monthly payment – you’ll then pay your landlord yourself
  • if you and your partner are both eligible, you will get one monthly payment for the household

Managing your Universal Credit claim online 

Universal Credit will generally be managed online. You can make your claim online, then check on your payments and updates through your online account. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Working and claiming Universal Credit 

There are no limits on how many hours a week you can work if you’re claiming Universal Credit. Instead, the amount you’ll get will gradually reduce as you earn more, so you won’t lose all your benefits at once. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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