Universal Credit (UC) is a new, single payment for working age people who are looking for work or are on a low income.
Work and Universal Credit
With UC, there is no limit to the hours that you can work. Your UC payment will reduce gradually, as your own earnings increase. This means you won't lose all your benefits at once if you are on a low income.
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Where can I get more information about Universal Credit and what it means for me?
Universal Credit information for landlords
The Department for Work and Pensions has created 2 guides to help landlords understand how UC affects them and the safeguards in place:
Money Advice Service, what you need to know if a tenant is claiming UC
Visit the Universal Credit website
Council Tax Reduction Scheme
To find out if you can get help with paying Council Tax, visit our Make a claim webpage. Use the online calculator to see if you qualify.