If you’re receiving Universal Credit payments, you will be aware that the £20 pw Covid uplift ended on 30 September 2021 which means you are receiving less money. However there are other benefits you may be entitled to.
Help with housing costs and bills
Cold Weather Payments for each week in the winter temperatures stay at zero Celsius or below will be paid automatically.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced that people claiming Universal Credit (UC) will begin to see a return of job-seeking requirements which were suspended. Work coaches will be calling all claimants to help them prepare for work, although what people will need to do will depend on their “Claimant Commitment.” This is a document people need to agree to as part of getting UC.
The Department for Work and Pensions is funding Citizens Advice to provide independent advice and digital support with making a Universal Credit application – the ‘Help to Claim’ scheme.
A popular query on the national Citizens Advice website is what help is available if you’re on a low income. If you’re of working age but not earning enough to get by, there are some options.
To check what benefits you might be entitled to quickly and easily,