Surrey Heath is now a full service area for Universal Credit. All applications need to be made online and Citizens Advice can offer support with:
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,
You are likely to be switched to Universal Credit by 2022 if you or your partner already receive one of the following benefits.
– Child Tax Credits
– Working Tax Credits
– Housing Benefit
– Income Support
– Income-based Job Seekers’ Allowance
The long-awaited Universal Credit benefit system will be introduced in Surrey Heath on 29th February.
The existing messy welfare system involves lots of different working age benefit payments made at different times. It can often result in a situation where someone can be better off working fewer hours or even not working at all.
The single biggest change in the coalition government’s welfare reform programme is the introduction of Universal Credit. The new system will involve a number of changes for claimants – including the provision that making and managing benefit claims will be done online. While this clearly has the potential to simplify the administration of the benefits system the government has recognized.
I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it any more”. Whether or not you feel the same way about the economic situation as the fictional TV newsreader Howard Beale (played by Peter Finch in an Oscar-winning performance in the 1976 film Network) the biggest reform ever to take place to the welfare system is upon us.