Universal credit (UC) is due to be implemented within the Partick area in October 2018. UC is a monthly benefit designed to replace 6 current ‘legacy’ benefits. We are anticipating many queries in relation to the change and are currently preparing for the implementation in October.
‘Legacy’ benefits that will be replaced by UC:
What triggers a claim for Universal Credit (UC)?
Anyone expecting to make a claim for any of the six legacy benefits that UC is replacing on or after 31st October 2018 will have to claim UC instead and full UC rules and systems will apply.
What changes in circumstances might trigger a move to Universal Credit?
A change of circumstance in any of the six legacy benefits is likely to trigger a moved to UC and there is usually no going back to your previous benefits once a claim for Universal Credit has been made, so get advice if you're considering doing this.
Some examples are: a change in employment, a change in family circumstances, partner leaving or joining the household, starting or stopping being a carer, starting or stopping a claim based on sickness, renewing or making small changes to tax credits, moving home and taking up a new tenancy.
DMAC is an independent money advice centre that can provide assistance to residents of the Glasgow North West area. DMAC holds a fortnightly surgery at GWHA offices on a Wednesday morning. The service is free of charge and can assist with various issues relating to welfare rights (claims, reviews and appeal representation) and money advice issues (debt, rent arrears etc.). Contact us to make an appointment or you can be referred via Glasgow West Housing Association.
Glasgow West Housing Association
5 Royal Crescent
Phone: 0141 331 6650
Repairs: 0141 331 6652
Tenancy: 0141 331 6651
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