Universal Credit and the money of others

Exploring how money from friends and family impacts UC

Universal Credit (UC) is a means-tested benefit. This means that money, whether it be income or capital (savings), can be a crucial factor in how much someone will be paid each month, and whether they will be entitled to the benefit at all.

Gifts from family or friends, money belonging to kids and money for houses — we’ll look at 3 cases and explain whether this is income, capital or ignored altogether.`


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