You don’t need us to tell you that Universal Credit was introduced into the UK in 2013 to replace 6 means-tested benefits including Jobseeker's Allowance, Housing Benefit, Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, income-based Employment and Support Allowance and Income Support. But you will be interested in knowing how to be prepared when this latest attempt at welfare reform hits your doorstep.
If you have a rent account, get it into credit now. Paying at least £3.65 per week on top of your rent will reduce the risk of being in rent arrears when you’re forced to switch to Universal Credit.
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