Move to Universal Credit update

More than 130,000 people have already switched from Tax Credits to Universal Credit system which allows claimants to access their benefits and amend their claim should their circumstances change. 

The expansion this year will continue for people claiming: 

  • Income Support and Tax Credits with Housing Benefit from April 
  • Housing Benefit only from June 
  • Employment and Support Allowance (Income Based) with Child Tax Credit from July 
  • Tax Credits (Pension Aged including mixed aged couples) from August
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance (Income Based) from September 

Letters will be sent to people notifying them of the action they need to take. 

Read the press release and additional information  

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