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Universal Credit

Following the budget announcement in November 2017 the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) will not be accepting any new Universal Credit claims in the Hillingdon borough area from 1 January 2018. However from 28 March 2018 claims will be accepted from people with less than 3 children living in the UB5 6.. area

Money

More information is available on the DWP website

28 March 2018

From 28 March 2018 if your postcode starts UB5 6, you are working age and have less than three dependant children you will need to claim Universal Credit for help towards your rent.

1 January 2018

From 1 January 2018 if you are on a low income and need help with your rent you will need to make a claim for Housing Benefit .

If you are already receiving Universal Credit, your payments will continue, any changes in your circumstances should be reported to the DWP.

October 2018

From October 2018 Universal Credit will be reintroduced for people of working age on a low income and is administered by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). It is a single monthly payment which will eventually replace:

  • Income Support
  • Income Related Job Seeker's Allowance
  • Income Related Employment Support Allowance
  • Housing Benefit
  • Working Tax Credit/Child Tax Credit

Credit Union

For highly competitive ethical loans and savings accounts contact Hillingdon Credit Union or telephone 01895 250958 Monday to Friday between 10am and 3pm if you would like to make an appointment to visit the credit union office at the Civic Centre.

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