Questions about Universal Credit? Maybe we can help.
Do I have to sign an agreement when I receive Universal Credit?
You will sign a claimant commitment with your work coach. You may be required to write a CV, look and apply for jobs and go on training courses. You may also be required to pay your own rent and report if there are any changes in your circumstances.
What other benefits do I stand to gain with Universal Credit?
You may be able to get assistance with health costs including prescriptions and dental treatment, sure start maternity grants, healthy start vouchers if pregnant or have a child under four years, free early education for two-year-olds, among others that will make your living comfortable.
What documents do I need when applying for Universal Credit for rent?
In applying, you will need to give a proof of your rent payments. Proof such as current rent book and tenancy agreement, a signed letter from your landlord, mortgage agreements and bank statements showing mortgage payments. All and any document to support your application should be provided.
I am on Universal Credit, what do I need to do once I start working?
Once you get a job, you will need to contact the Department of Work and Pensions to let them know. This is recorded by DWP and Pay As You Earn (PAYE) in real time, sends the necessary information to them ( DWP) automatically once it’s received from your employer.
What do employers stand to gain if an employee is on Universal Credit?
Universal Credit doesn’t spell out any specific numbers of hours claimants are supposed to work. With flexible working hours, they can work more hours and improve their skills and as well, more profit for the employer.