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Universal Credit

Universal Credit

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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:

  • Housing Benefits
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Income Support
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance 399_UC%20cycle





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 career, starting or stopping a claim based on sickness, renewing or making small changes to tax credits, moving home and taking up a new tenancy.

Applying for Universal Credit
Glasgow Life can assist with your Universal Credit application. Please see Glasgow Life’s information sheet for more details by clicking the logo below.
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