Universal Credit uplift coming to an end - are you ready?

The Universal Credit £20-a-week uplift which was put in place in response to Covid in March 2020 will be removed at the end of September.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) intends to add a notification on the payment side of the journal advising claimants that the uplift is ending and that payments may drop. However, it will not state by how much the drop will be or the date the impact will be seen by the specific claimant.

If you are on Universal Credit, or think that you may soon need to apply, you need to start budgeting accordingly.

If you and your partner live in the same household, you will need to make a joint claim. The DWP has produced an informative video on how to go about it.

We are here to help you

Our Financial Inclusion Officers can offer you advice on managing your finances and budgeting, and support with claiming benefits.

If you would like to speak to a member of the team, please e-mail us at moneyadvice@emhhomes.org.uk or call us on 0300 123 6000, select option 4, then leave your name, contact number, tenancy number and/or address along with brief details and we will get back to you.

Please be aware that due to staff working remotely, you may be contacted by mobile phone.

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