Universal Credit

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There’s monster change happening to benefits -  but it doesn’t have to be scary.

Universal Credit (UC) is a new benefit to support you if you are working and on a low income or you are out of work. It replaces six existing benefits into one single monthly payment:

  • Housing Benefit
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit


What’s different about Universal Credit?

  • It’ll be paid into your chosen bank account
  • You’ll get one monthly payment for your whole household
  • Your rent will be included in the single monthly payment
  • You’ll have to pay us your rent directly
  • It’s claimed online


Our short animation tells you how to get ready for Universal Credit in 4 easy steps.

How can Golding Homes help?

We can help you with your application or refer you to our Tenancy Support Advisor for advice and support on opening a bank account or managing your money.  Contact us at help@goldinghomes.org.uk or call us on 0300 777 2600.

Useful Contacts

Universal Credit Free Helpline 0800 328 9322 (8am – 6pm Monday - Friday)

More Information

Find out more about Universal Credit by visiting gov.uk/universal-credit  or  moneyadviceservice.org.uk