Universal Credit replaces six existing benefits with a single monthly payment and is administered by the Department for Work and Pensions. Universal Credit is a single monthly payment for people out of work or on a low income.
If you live in Runnymede and need help paying your rent you will need to claim Universal Credit, unless you
- have reached State Pension age
- live in supported accommodation
- live in temporary accommodation
If you do fall into one of these categories you will need to claim Housing Benefit
Universal Credit is administered and paid by The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). It replaces these six benefits
All other benefits will remain unchanged.
You can find more information on Universal Credit at GOV.UK
You need to claim Universal Credit on GOV.UK
Council Tax Support
If you qualify for Universal Credit then you may also be able to get Council Tax Support
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