Universal Credit Advice Guide

Universal Credit Advice Guide

This advice guide (updated Sep 2018) is for single parents who may be about to claim universal credit, are already getting it or who have heard of its introduction and want to know more. The advice guide covers:

  • Benefits that universal credit replaces
  • The claiming process
  • How and when universal credit is paid
  • Universal Credit Scottish Choices
  • How universal credit is calculated including housing, disability payments, childcare costs
  • The benefit cap
  • The claimant commitment and sanctions
  • Hardship payments

Note: This advice guide is for single parents. The regulations for couples and single people may differ from those given here.

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