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What is Universal Credit?
Universal Credit is a new type of benefit for people looking for work or who have a low income.
It is being introduced in stages and replaces the following benefits:
Universal Credit will be paid in one lump monthly payment, so represents a change in how benefit claimants will need to manage their household budget.
Who will be affected?
Eventually all claims for the benefits mentioned above will become claims for Universal Credit. However, for now, you can only claim if you are single without children, between 18 to 60 and are looking for work.
The following Local Authority areas are affected by Universal Credit from the following dates:
So if you are single and need to make a claim for benefit, you may have to claim Universal Credit after these dates.
To claim, either go to the gov.uk website or ask us for help.
How can Aragon help?
We can help you with:-
If you want to know more about Universal Credit or need help please contact us on 0300 123 5544 and ask for our Benefits and Money Advice team, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have links with Bedford Credit Union. For more information see our Credit Union page.