The new benefit called Universal Credit has been gradually rolled out across the UK. Families with disabled children may be affected and this has caused increased financial worry and stress. To find out more if you can claim or are already affected and need advice, please download the leaflet or visit the Contact website for more detailed information.
Download the Contact Universal Credit information leaflet here:
WHAT IS UNIVERSAL CREDIT?
Universal Credit is a new benefit for people of working age. It is paid both to people who are out of work and to those in employment. It is replacing most of the current means-tested benefits for people of working age.
What benefits is Universal Credit replacing?
- Income support
- Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Child tax credit
- Working tax credit
- Housing benefit
Not sure where to start and would like to talk to someone?
Contact can offer advice on completing claim forms. Their national freephone helpline can also put you in touch with local help to complete any forms. Call 0808 888 3555 today to find out more.
Visit the government website for more information on Universal credit.